Filmography happens every 3rd Friday at 8 PM on Film Row at 21c Museum Hotel. FREE and open to the public, this is one to put on your calendar every month!

02/17 - 8:00 PM

Beauty is Embarrassing


Part biography, part live performance, BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING tells the irreverent and inspiring story of the one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur, Wayne White. The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s. It follows Wayne’s success designing and animating for other children’s shows like Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer. The film, like White, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty. Winner of the 2012 Best Documentary Feature at deadCenter Film Festival.

Director: Neil Berkeley

Running time: 93 mins

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