Welcome to the Real World


Joe Coleman and Clayton Patterson
are two artists in this documentary about New York City Artists.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness


Directed by Julian Hobbs. Coleman plays Dr. Moritz Schreber.
"Based on the 1903 journal written by Daniel Paul Schreber, a distinguished German judge, while incarcerated in an asylum under the watch of the obsessive Dr. Emil Flechsig (Bob Cucuzza). Schreber's insanity was characterized by startling delusions, all chronicled in his journal, including a belief that he directly communicated with God through a secret "nerve language," and a desire to transform himself into a woman."

Trailer (Joe is not in the trailer)

Retinal Stigmatics: An Evening With Joe Coleman


A live multimedia midnight mass. Fantasia Festival, Toronto, Canada.

disinformation: The Complete Series


2-disc DVD set. Includes Richard Metzger’s interview with Joe, originally aired on the BBC. Other artists include Norbert Kox and Paul Laffoley.

Llik Your Idols


A documentary by Angelique Bosio, produced in France. Coleman is featured, along with Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern, and others.

Someplace in Nowhere


"Festspillene-Bergen International Festival" Bergen, Norway May 30th and 31st, 2001 Joe's "opera" performed with original score by norwegian band, "Motorpsycho"

Someplace in Nowhere


Coleman’s opera. A film created by Coleman featuring his paintings. The first section, of humanscapes, was accompanied by the music of Carlo Gesualdo, Coleman’s favorite medieval composer and performed by a live choir, The Clerk’s Group. The second section, of portraits, was accompanied by specially composed music performed live by of The Delgados. “Outsider/Music” at the Barbican Theatre, London England.

Scarlet Diva


Asia Argento wrote, starred and made her directorial debut in this semi-autobiographical feature about her life as a young Italian film star. She cast Coleman in the role of an American producer based on her own personal traumatic experience with Harvey Weinstein.



A documentary about serial killer art collector/dealer Rick Staton by Julian Hobbs. Coleman appears as a talking head, along with his own collection and some of his paintings.

The Coleman/Ward Wedding


The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on 11/11/00. Marriage as spectacle, celebration, and performance art. Trapeze artists, dwarves, sword swallowers, guests in costume, and catered delicacies— only of foods with their heads still attached. A ventriloquist’s dummy performed the ritual.

Click HERE to view a slideshow of the wedding.