Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground Reviews

October 25, 2019
There are sections that vibrate with avant-garde energy - Smith uses a lot of experimental film footage to set the scene...
September 23, 2019
While Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground isn't for everyone, Smith's documentary is worth a look for any fans of the New York counterculture movement.
August 1, 2019
As close as we're likely to get to a genuine biography of one of cinema's most elusive artists.
July 26, 2019
In Chuck Smith's bittersweet profile, critics, filmmakers, and friends pay testament to Rubin's talent, energy, and startling lack of inhibition.
June 22, 2019
Reanimates the young Jewish woman who challenged men's alt-culture...with her vulva images, charisma, and artistic matchmaking...Imperfectly integrates her disparate lives.
June 13, 2019
Director-producer-editor Chuck Smith deserves kudos for exhuming the spirit of this complex, contradictory, largely forgotten soul.
May 30, 2019
At once accessible and formally daring, echoing its subject's style while simultaneously celebrating her radical achievements.
May 25, 2019
An evocative portrait of a vibrant and mysterious artist.
May 25, 2019
It may be much too short, but pound for pound, minute for minute, there are few biographical documentaries more impressive than this.
May 24, 2019
Perhaps one day film will indeed change the world for the better, but for now, all we can do is watch and experience what's left of the experimental media of that time and wistfully remind ourselves of what we missed.
May 24, 2019
A story about a unique personality who personified the toll that living in the avant-garde took.
May 24, 2019
A fascinating portrait of a "larger than life" filmmaker and collaborator.
May 23, 2019
A worthy introduction to a lesser known filmmaker. Well-edited and illuminating. A must-see for film buffs.
May 23, 2019
An informative and overdue documentary...