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Beauty Is Embarrassing

Director: Neil Berkeley Run Time: 91 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 2012

Starring: Mark Mothersbaugh, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Wayne White

Q&A with director Neil Berkeley after the Saturday (July 20) screening.

Beauty is Embarrassing takes audiences into the wildly eclectic creative and personal life of artist Wayne White. Before the documentary, Nitehawk’s Artist Film Club presents two TITMOUSE SHORTS.

If you’ve seen Pee Wee’s Playhouse or Smashing Pumpkins’ video Tonight, Tonight or have walked into an art gallery in the past decade, then chances are you’re familiar with Wayne White. Filmed over a period of two years, the Beauty is Embarrassing documentary takes us into the White’s world: from early success to total overload to his relationship with his family to growing up in the south. Always wholly original and driven to create amazing things, Wayne White’s story is one of true inspiration as is evident from the interviews with fellow animators, gallery dealers, art collectors, elementary school teachers, and his wife.

Playing before Beauty is Embarrassing is Nitehawk’s July ARTIST FILM CLUB featuring two animated shorts from Titmouse Animation Studio: Allison Craig’s Barko (2009) and Mike Roush’s The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl (2009). 

Part of Nitehawk’s Art Seen signature series.