This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »
Jean Michel Basquiat,
Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show which soon led to more work design some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Recently his word paintings featuring pithy and and often sarcastic text statements finely crafted onto vintage landscape paintings have made him a darling of the fine art world. The movie chronicles the vaulted highs and crushing lows of an artist struggling to find peace and balance between his professional work and his personal art. This is especially complicated for a man who struggles with the virtues he most often mocks in his art...Vanity, ego and fame. Written by
Country Boy In Paradise
Written by P. Michael Quinn
Performed by'P. Michael Quinn', vocals and ukelele, ; Brian Kotzur (as Bryan Kotzur), drums; Roy Agee, banjo and trombone; Paul Lüehaus, electric guitar; Michael Doster, upright bass; Tony Crow. piano and jaw harp; Mark Nevers, engineer
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Really love this filmWayne is a character and a talent. His creations,
his drive, and his independent spirit are truly inspiring.
It's great to see how other people like Matt Groening, Paul Reubens,
and more recognize the creativity and influence that Wayne had. Also,
mixing in footage from Wayne's stage show telling his life story is a
Definitely recommended, for those interested in art and for everyone
else who wants to be inspired to follow their passions.
Also, Wayne's word paintings are awesome.
Plus, what other movie has a LBJ puppet head?
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