A documentary spanning the career of New York City’s No Wave musician and underground performer Lydia Lunch opens Aug. 20 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing to show is “Meaning of Hitler.”
Directed by Beth B, “Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over” follows the boundary-pushing artist on her most recent tour. It includes interviews with Lunch and her collaborators, examining the qualities that have fueled her provocative and powerful art since its beginning.
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: The War is Never Over,” which is not rated, shows through Sept. 2 at the Ross.
Also showing is “The Meaning of Hitler,” a documentary inspired by German journalist Raimund Pretzel’s 1979 nonfiction book by the same name. It explores the many lingering questions that swirl around the rise of Adolf Hitler and the way society thinks about the Holocaust. It was produced by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker.
“The Meaning of Hitler” was shot in nine countries, tracing Hitler’s movements, his ascension to leadership and the scenes of his crimes. The production features historians, writers and famed Nazi hunters weighing in on Hitler’s lasting impact and ideology set against recent growth in white supremacy and the normalization of antisemitism.
“The Meaning of Hitler,” which is not rated, show through Aug. 26.
For more information, including show times and ticket availability, visit the Ross website, or by calling the film information line at 402-472-5353.