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Beauty is Embarrassing

Directed by Neil Berkeley. US. 2012. NR (significant language). 90 minutes. Future You. blu ray.
Sun., November 25, 2012

You may not know Wayne White by name, but you are unquestionably familiar with his work. A guiding force behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse, White made an indelible mark on 1980s and 1990s pop culture by creating some of the decades’ most arresting and iconic images. Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles his ongoing struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Director Neil Berkeley captures White at home, on the road, and onstage doing his one-man show, resulting in a funny, irreverent, and joyful documentary that inspires us all to follow our own passions. (LACMA)