Sunday, April 15, 2007
Outdoor urban cinema: movies by Bill Daniel and Dan Garner in Artisan's Court, empty lot in 500 block of Texas Street, Th, Ap 19, 7:30 pm
Who is Bozo Texino? chronicles the search for the source of ubiquitous railroad graffiti. Daniel's film uncovers a secret society and its underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti, and includes interviews with legendary boxcar artists Coaltrain, Herby, Colossus of Roads, and The Rambler. During his freight-riding, 16-year quest Daniel discovered the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century. Taking inspiration from Beat artists Robert Frank and Jack Kerouac, the film functions as both a sub-cultural documentary and a stylized fable on wanderlust and outsider identity.
"I was drawn to the subject by the universal graffiti impulse and the classic, corny notion of freight train blues escape." – Bill Daniel, San Francisco-based, experimental documentarian
Tipitina's Music Office Co-op, 934-0000