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

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"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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