Throughout his life, Manny Farber worked hard to understand the experience of the modern image in contemporary visual culture. As a revered writer, film critic and innovative painter, his career intersected with defining moments throughout American culture.
Into the Underground is a feature-length essay documentary exploring the many sides of Farber’s work and life. In the decade since his passing, Farber’s artwork and writings have become the focus of renewed interest and a tool of dissent in our current cultural landscape. He has been embraced by a new generation of critics and artists as they engage their audiences amidst the ever-changing digital world.