Beauty is Embarrassing

BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING  ||  Fri May 3, 6:30pm

Trailer • Official Site
Vancity Theatre • 91 min
Beauty is Embarrassing
“This movie ought to be required viewing, not just for Oscar voters but for every aspiring artist wondering how to build a life doing what they love” – Los Angeles Magazine
“Surreal and very funny” – Wired

SYNOPSIS: Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White 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, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. 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. Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. The pieces are drawn from performances at venues in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles including the famous Roseland Ballroom and the Largo Theater. Source: Official site

Filmmakers

Neil Berkeley, Director
Eddie Schmidt, Executive Producer
Chris Bradley, Producer/Editor/DP
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