2021 / documentary / 77min / rating: unrated /
directed by Beth B / written by Beth B
country: United States / language: English /

“As short, anarchic and explosive as a punk song, “Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over” remains true to the genre in its approach to the story of the No Wave queen.”
– Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times-

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over by Beth B is the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and always electric artistry. As New York City’s preeminent No Wave icon from the late 70’s, Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to raise voice in a rage as loud as any man. The film frames Lunch’s work through the lens of the various philosophical themes that have obsessed her for years to enlighten and empower women to voice the unheard and to break the cycle of violence toward women throughout the world. Lydia Lunch is the psycho sexual transgressive who revoked patriarchal expectations of what a female performer might mean, while forging a vocabulary of rare emotional honesty, philosophy and humor.”

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