The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

Explore the career of a one of a kind artist with Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over, a documentary from beloved underground filmmaker Beth B.

Having navigated a disrupted childhood, Lydia Lunch hit late ’70s New York with the killer instincts of a born survivor. Her refusal to submit to anyone’s will led her to forge her own reality on stage. Collaborating with a diverse collective of artists, writers and musicians like Alan Vega (Suicide), Hubert Selby Jr., and Nick Cave, she would also inspire future luminaries such as Nicolas Jaar, L7, and Sonic Youth, who would embrace Lunch as the violent heartbeat of their art/music rebellion.

With Lunch using her artistry to expose patriarchy, sexual abuse, and corporate greed to this day, Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over is a fitting tribute to a radical creative.


“I’ve never found myself disappointed after a Beth B. movie, and Lydia Lunch is one of my personal heroes. If you find yourself in a similar position, you should definitely check out Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over.” — Lorry Kitka, Film Threat

“A bracing reminder that sexual self-defense can take many forms.” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter