Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance
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Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance
Activist documentarian Catherine Saalfield made this profile of gay performance artist Ron Athey, a former heroin addict with HIV. His parents planned for him to become a Pentecostal minister, but Athey reacted by running away from home at age 15 to do a decade of drugs. In 1990, he danced at L.A.'s Club F*ck, site of performances by the late self-mutilation artist Bob Flanagan (of Kirby Dick's 1997 documentary Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist). Athey wore a metal crown of thorns when he appeared in an AIDS-themed Saint Sebastian tableau titled "Martyrs and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This doc, with graphic ruthlessness, dares to go where few have been before, but is disappointingly quiet about the NEA brouhaha."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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