Narcissister Organ Player

Ecstatic Truth Film Society presents an exclusive pre-release screening of NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER


Join the Ecstatic Truth Film Society for their July screening of this highly imaginative and brilliantly stylized Sundance 2018 hybrid doc. Featuring a Q&A with director Narcissister and a post-screening Doc Meet Up at Dalva.


Brooklyn-based artist and performer Narcissister plumbs the depths of identity, sexuality, family, race and death in her breathtaking documentary feature debut that premiered at the 2108 Sundance Film Festival. A dazzling and multi-layered hybrid documentary/performance film, Narcissister Organ Player explores how the director’s complex family history and her relationship with her mother compelled her to create the masked, erotic character of Narcissister. Boundary defying in form and rich in content, the film’s tone oscillates between heart-rending and playful as it builds to its emotional and dramatic climax.

Narcissister is an American director, producer and performance artist. Her art is well-known for challenging and exploring themes of culture, sexuality, identity and bloodlines. Her work has appeared throughout the globe, including at The New Museum, The Kitchen and Abrons Art Center.

91 min. Directed by Narcissister. USA.

The Ecstatic Truth Film Society 

There are deeper strata of truth in cinema … poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.  -Werner Herzog

Welcome to the Bay Area’s new film society! Inspired by the legendary Werner Herzog (and many others), we’re dedicated to the art and craft of documentary. Each event features a documentary screening at one of the Bay Area’s premiere cinemas plus filmmaker Q&A followed by our Doc Meet Up to be held at a nearby drinking establishment. The goal is to showcase the documentary form in all its guises, build a sense of community among local documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts, and have a good ol’ time. We’ll mix in current docs, international gems, special retrospectives, and sneak peaks.

Co-presented by Frameline.


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