2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and her disturbing black & white drawings

Saturday, March 12
1:30PM - 3:08PM


Hashtags: #sxsw #lovebitemovie

No one on the planet has drawn more than Laurie Lipton. LOVE BITE chronicles her life and prolific body of black & white work spanning over fifty years. Largely ignored by the mainstream art world, her haunting creations are made up of hundreds of thousands of tiny strokes of the humble pencil. Laurie and her work seek answers to some of the most uncomfortable themes in our culture - fear, politics, sexuality, murder, mayhem, greed, and indifference - answers that will likely never be black or white. What compels a bright and outspoken woman to live a life of isolation drawing is as disquieting as the images themselves.

Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 34min

Director: James Scott

Executive Producer: Al Morrow

Producer: James Scott, Al Morrow

Cinematographer: James Scott

Editor: James Scott

Sound Designer: Nick Ryan

Principal Cast: Laurie Lipton, Terry Gilliam


James Scott is a UK-based editor/director, originally from Saskatoon, SK, Canada. LOVE BITE is his directorial debut in documentary. His feature-length documentary Edit credits include HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (Sundance 2015 Special Jury Award for Editing), MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN (SXSW 2016), THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED & THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX.

Distributor: Al Morrow

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