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Film Screening: Who is Bozo Texino? With filmmaker Bill Daniel in attendance
Date Friday March 30
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacto. Off of K St between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorShiny Object
Emailscreenings [at] shiny-object.com
Phone916/484-0747
Who is Bozo Texino? With filmmaker Bill Daniel in attendance!

Friday, March 30. 7:00 PM - Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacto - off of K St between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory. Admission: $5.00.

Who is Bozo Texino? is a film on the 100-year-old tradition of hobo and railworker graffiti. The project is the result of a 20-year study of "monikers" and is fabricated from hours of 16mm and super 8 film, most of it shot on freight trips across the western US. The film includes interviews with some of the railroad's greatest graffiti legends: Colossus of Roads, The Rambler, Herby (RIP) and the granddaddy of them all, Bozo Texino. The film also catches some of the socioeconomic history of hobo subculture from its roots after the Civil War to the present day. Included are interviews with tramps that Daniel encountered in his travels. The range of the interviews, and the film's style deal with both the cliches and the harsh realities of tramp life.

This spectacular travel adventure faithfully photographed in realistic black and white film at considerable risk from speeding freight trains and in secret hobo jungles in the dogged pursuit of the impossibly convoluted story of the heretofore untold history of the century-old folkloric practice of hobo and railworker graffiti and the absurd quest for the true identity of railroading's greatest artist will likely amuse and confound you in its sincere attempt to understand and preserve this artform.

Filmmaker Bill Daniel (who also worked on Craig Baldwin's "Sonic Outlaws") will be in attendance for a Q&A. He'll also be bringing along a short film or two and maybe some other stuff!

"Daniel manages to say more about life, art, America and the simple joy of filmmaking than most directors manage in decades." - Neil Young's Film Lounge

"Bill Daniel's homegrown epic is as kinetic and raggedly beautiful as the trains he hopped to make it. a film about freedom as literal passage across the land. Corporations brand things to say they own them, but there are ways in which humans have marked things to say they cant be owned." - Jem Cohen

"Daniel and Renwick makes some of the liveliest work on the microcinema circuit, wherein film, video art, and music collide with edgy, confrontational, unpredictable and often exuberant intensity." - The Washington Post

You can always check the Shiny Object site at http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/
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