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Beauty is Embarrassing

This screening took place on
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:00pm
The Globe Theatre, Atlin BC

The irreverent and inspiring story of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White, who was raised in the mountains of Tennessee and started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse. The film follows White through his artistic journey and the highs and lows of his art career. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show.

Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world. With his infectious Southern charm and playful childlike spirit, White maintains a passion and creative drive that’s unstoppable.  Parental guidance advisory for frequent swears, which are quite funny.

Preceded by:
Animated Self Portraits Dir. Madi Piller, Ontario, Animation, 9 min
A collaboration with 84 exceptional Canadian Artists made with one premise: each artist provides 12 drawings on paper to be used in animated loops made under a 35mm camera. Featuring the work of animators and artists including: Co Hoedman, Bob Wiseman, Michael Snow, Marv Newland, and Cordell Barker.

  • Directed by Neil Berkeley
  • 2012, USA
  • 91 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised
Beauty is Embarrassing

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