Barbara Rubin only lived until the age of 35, but long enough to leave her mark on the New York Underground scene of the late 1960s. Her experimental short 'Christmas on Earth' - working title: 'Cocks and Cunts'- confronted the viewer with a series of explicit sex scenes. People, including Lou Reed, Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg- were equal parts shocked and impressed by Rubin's bold output. Rubin had disappeared from the contemporary art scene by 1975, and by the time she died in 1980, she had been largely forgotten. Now, almost 40 years after her death, Rubin finally gets the recognition she was long overdue for.
Creditsdirector: Chuck Smith
composer: Lee Ranaldo
producer: Chuck Smith, Elizabeth Sheldon
Editor: Chuck Smith
Cinematography: Andy Bowley
production company: Chuck Smith Prods.
More infodialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
country: United States of America
CHUCK SMITH: Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle (1999), Fight Quest (TV, 2007-2008), Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (2018)