PRESS & REVIEWS
THE LYDIAN SPIN - INTERVIEW WITH PENNY SLINGER
"This film is outstanding...so beautiful." - Lydia Lunch, interviewing Penny Slinger, Oct 2020. FULL INTERVIEW HERE
"Richard Kovitch’s documentary is essential viewing for anyone with a passing interest in either British art, second-wave feminism or experimental cinema from the mid-20th century." Full Article
PETER STRICKLAND, DIRECTOR, 'IN FABRIC'
“The photochemical summonings and seductive surfaces of Penny Slinger’s work still barely conceal their ferocious capacity to threaten, undermine, and interrogate the viewer’s gaze”.
TIME OUT, LONDON
"Penny who? 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."
GUARDIAN FEATURE ON PENNY SLINGER 'THE SWINGING 60S SURREALIST'
"Exactly the film any Slinger fan might have hoped for – a deep and intuitive exploration of her work featuring testimonies from critics, curators, contemporaries and Slinger herself."
LITTLE WHITE LIES
"One of the most radical female artists of the 20th century finally gets her dues in this lively docu-profile. An essential introduction to a great artist."
"Richard Kovitch’s compelling documentary portrait – featuring extensive commentary from Slinger and interviews with art historians, curators, and her various sexual and artistic collaborators"
HEY YOU GUYS.COM
"Edifying, electrifying, overwhelming to the point of disorientating, but bombastic in a brilliantly fitting manner as it presents Penny with the “vagueness and precision of a dream."
"Commençons par témoigner toute notre reconnaissance à Richard Kovitch pour la découverte, avec son premier long métrage Penny Slinger : Out of the Shadows, de cette artiste hors-norme qu’est Penny Slinger."
O.C WEEKLY - FILMS OF 2018
"Very rarely am I filled with a sense of awe when I watch a documentary, but learning about the artist Penny Slinger and her brand of fiery feminist artwork that explored themes such as BDSM, sexuality and the female body through a thick prism of surrealism made me not only a fan of the British-American artist, but also angry that I hadn’t heard of her sooner."
"I could not understand, given the stunning clarity, precision and power of her work, her lack of recognition, a matter that a new documentary by Richard Kovitch seeks to remedy." Martin Schneider
LOOSE LIPS MAGAZINE
"With a fantastic soundtrack by Psychological Strategy Board and editing that intriguingly echoes the collage aesthetic of Slinger's artworks the documentary feels both current and needed."
O.C WEEKLY REVIEW
"This standout documentary presents Penny Slinger as an especially magnetic and valuable heroine for our time." - Aimee Murillo
STEVE CHIBNALL, PROFESSOR OF BRITISH CINEMA, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
"A fabulous film about one of the finest unsung talents of the last half century."
PENNY SLINGER - VARIOUS PRESS
NEW YORK TIMES - COVER IMAGE AND PROFILE
GUARDIAN - INTERVIEW
GUARDIAN - FRIEZE REVIEW
FINANCIAL TIMES - FEATURE & INTERVIEW
CNN - PROFILE
DR. PATRICIA ALLMER, AUTHOR, CURATOR
"A great and important document of Penny Slinger's art, and of Feminist art of the 60s and 70s more generally, which brings the history right up to date."
EXCLUSIVE FILM CLIP AT FRIEZE ART FAIR 2017
Watch and exclusive clip from 'Penny Slinger - Out Of The Shadows' at Frieze.com, showing as part of Alison Gingeras's 'Sex Work' Playlist, part of the Frieze Art Fair, 2017.