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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Free Screening of Beauty is Embarrassing at the Atlas


THE ATLAS, GALLERY O ON H STREET AND THE WEST END CINEMA PRESENT
A PREVIEW SCREENING OF
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING

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Directed by Neal Berkeley
ARTIST AND FILM SUBJECT WAYNE WHITE WILL APPEAR AT THE WEST END FOR A Q&A ON OCTOBER 20!
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE WEST END CINEMA ON OCTOBER 19.
FREE SCREENING:
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00pm
The Atlas  - 1333 H Street Northeast  Washington, DC 20002
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For over 30 years, Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world.  As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, Mr. 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.

Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing, tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur.  The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s.  It follows Wayne’s success designing and animating for other children’s shows like Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer.  The film, like White, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty.

87 minutes •• not rated••www.BeautyIsEmbarrassing.com

The West End Cinema is located at 2301 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 (entrance on 23rd Street). Please visit www.westendcinema.com or call (202) 419-3456 for more information.

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