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Film Programs
Avant-Garde to Underground: Outliers and Film, Part 2
Who Is Bozo Texino? preceded by Richart

April 8 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Vanessa Renwick in person

More than sixteen years in the making, Who Is Bozo Texino? explores a secret history of hobo and railway-worker graffiti while chronicling the search for the source of a ubiquitous tag — a simple sketch of a character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker Bozo Texino, a drawing seen on railcars for over eighty years. This experimental documentary in black-and-white was completed in collaboration with Vanessa Renwick, who introduces (Bill Daniel, 2005, 56 minutes). It is preceded by Renwick’s short Richart (codirected with Dawn Smallman, 2001, 23 minutes), a revelatory and loving portrait of obsessive collagist and front-yard artist Richard Tracy. (Total running time 79 minutes)

courtesy Vide Data Bank/Bill Daniel

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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