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FACE-to-FACE with the filmmaker-10-13-22


2022 Quarterly Indoor Screenings

BAD ATTITUDE: The Art of Spain Rodriguez

October 13, 2022
7:00 pm

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street

Final Poster

The film’s poster at left warns:
“For Adult Intellectuals Only”

Moving, thought-provoking, both personal and political, Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez explores the controversial art and life of the legendary underground cartoonist through the lens of his wife, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Susan Stern.

From the propaganda comics of WWII, to the underground comics breakthrough in 1960s New York and San Francisco, to the graphic novels of today, Bad Attitude is an enthralling history of comics and a rousing call to art and activism.


This is an indoor event
Masks encouraged

Play Video

Join Susan and her guests for a post-screening Q&A

Susan Stern
has produced awarding-winning poetry, investigative journalism and films. Her documentaries Barbie Nation and The Self-Made Man played worldwide at festivals and on television, winning two Emmy nominations; the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award; a CINE Gold Eagle and a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Susan’s investigations of admissions at a University of California medical school unseated a bigoted member of the admissions committee. Her exposé of Bay Area military base closings was credited by the Wall Street Journal with “saving thousands of local jobs.” Her 1980 cover story “Killer Cops” exposed the political underpinnings of police brutality.

BAD ATTITUDE: The Art of Spain Rodriguez is her latest film and it recently screened at DOCNYC, the Mill Valley Film Festival and Slamdance.