Time: May 23, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S. Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.downtownindependen…
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: May 9, 2013
Part biography, part live performance, “Beauty Is Embarrassing” tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. Produced and Directed by Neil Berkeley.
For over 30 years, three-time Emmy Award-winning Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world--you may remember the larger-than-life animated puppets on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, White created images and ideas that are an integral – yet sometimes subconscious – part of the pop culture lexicon. To this day, he still gets up every morning to do the only thing his body and mind were made to do…create. Whether the world acknowledges it or not..
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING: For two years, filmmaker Neil Berkeley traveled with White tracing White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer, animator and voice-over actor on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”; children’s shows like “Beakman’s World”; and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”): followed by a dark period of struggle. Yet, as Wayne explains in the film, there are sometimes second acts in life that take us to new heights – without compromise. At its core, Beauty Is Embarrassing shows what it takes for one uniquely talented, profanely hilarious, and utterly uncompromising artist to make it in America.
7pm-10:30pm, Thursday, May 23rd
ALL AGES EVENT -- TICKETS $10-$15