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Grab Tickets to Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin Film Today

Juxtapoz // Friday, 11 Jun 2010

In connection with the film screening on June 16 of Rhino Films’ and Foundation Films’ documentary feature debut, Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ at LACMA, we’re encouraging folks thinking of attending to buy their tickets today. We just got word that the theatre only holds 600 and it’s not likely that tickets will be available the day of.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Prints and Drawings Council will host the world premiere, which will be a rare opportunity to catch the film before its release to the public this fall and even meet Williams himself.


The film will debut at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 16, in the Leo S. Bing Auditorium at LACMA. The legendary art pioneer and Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams himself will attend and answer questions from art critic and Coagula Art Journal founder, Mat Gleason, following the screening.


After the Q&A Mr. Williams will sign books and spend time with the audience. Books will be available for purchase and all sales will benefit LACMA and the PDC.


The movie recounts Williams’ emergence from his Kustom Kulture (Von Dutch, Big Daddy Roth) and Zap Comix (R. Crumb, etc.) roots to become a celebrated artist. It is an irreverent and hilarious view of what is so right about contemporary art in America.


Of his own work, Williams has said, “I’m still the same guy I was when we were cranking out the lowbrow mags and customizing hot rods but people are probably treating me with a little more respect these days - whether I deserve it or not. You live long enough that’s bound to happen.”


The feature documentary was directed and edited by Mary C. Reese and co-directed by Nancye Ferguson, former PDC board members Doug Blake and Stephen Nemeth, and Michael LaFetra. Ferguson, Blake and LaFetra also served as producers and Nemeth executive produced. The film will be released theatrically in the fall.


Lastly, the Prints and Drawings Council at LACMA have available a 20x30 signed limited edition of 60 iris giclee prints of the poster above, available at $150 each. All proceeds will go to the PDC.


Tickets are available through the LACMA box office on 323 857-6010 or online right here.




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