Dir: Neil Berkeley
Web: Beauty is Embarrassing
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Official Selection: SxSW
Every year one or two films come along that are utterly inspirational, Neil Berkeley’s debut feature Beauty Is Embarrassing is one of those movies, at once joyously, irreverent and simultaneously essential viewing.
Telling the story of artist, designer and free-thinker Wayne White, the film traces his career from his childhood in rural Chattanooga through to his groundbreaking work with Pee Wee Herman’s legendary television programme in the ‘80s. Beauty Is Embarrassing follows White on a career that includes puppetry, fine art, sculpture and the kind of rush of ideas that can only be described as a genuinely creative explosion.
Shifting rapidly through his career, taking in everything from outsider art to Hollywood and with appearances from the likes of The Simpsons’ Matt Groening, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, Paul ‘Pee Wee Herman’ Reubens, artist Gary Panter and many others, Beauty Is Embarrassing will make you look at the very nature of creativity in a new way.
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