THE ATLAS, GALLERY O
ON H STREET AND THE WEST END CINEMA PRESENT
A PREVIEW SCREENING
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.
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.
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.