Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows
a film by Richard Kovitch
Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows is the untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, An Exorcism. A product of the post-war austerity and the subsequent explosion of color that characterized the 1960s counterculture, Slinger embraced her generation’s quest for personal freedom and sexual liberation, and channelled these desires into her ground-breaking art.
"This is one of those irresistible documentaries that introduces an outrageous, enigmatic figure who should be world-famous outside of the art world. So why isn’t she? An intriguing and entertaining insight into a career that has plenty to say about creativity and patriarchy.""
— Time Out London
Where to watch
May 2: Anthology Film Archives – New York, NY
May 2: The Triangle Cinema – Newport Beach, CA
Aug 11: Now-Instant – Los Angeles, CA
Festivals & Awards
Official Selection - Raindance Film Festival