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FREE August 6: Full Frame Screening of “Beauty is Embarrassing”

Word painting by Wayne White

“Beauty is Embarrassing” word painting by Wayne White

Put it on your calendar: the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a one night only free screening of 2012 festival favorite Beauty is Embarrassing in Durham as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC.

Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)
21C Museum Hotel
111 North Corcoran St., Durham, North Carolina

Meet Wayne White—affable Emmy award-winning artist and profane, prolific iconoclast full of frenetic energy and southern verve. You may recognize his incredibly creative artwork from Pee-wee’s Playhouse or music videos for the Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel. Or perhaps you’ve seen one of his hysterically irreverent paintings—where he crafts cleverly concise words in a 3D effect onto repurposed vintage landscape reproductions.

Director Neil Berkeley quickly draws you in as he steadfastly trains his camera on the artist, wisely letting White act as his own narrator. White essentially sums up the trajectory of his artistic life and his process when he states early on, “I want to try everything I can. I want to take this painting idea and see if you can do a puppet version of it. I want to take this cartooning and turn it into a set. I want to take this set and turn it back into a painting.” And so he does.

For more information, including other upcoming Full Frame programming, click here. Note that while Full Frame Road Show screenings are free, all attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite, available at 9 a.m. on the day of the event.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies.

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