News & Entertainment Magazine was invited to the screening of
"Who is Bozo Texino" by Artist and Director Bill
Daniel, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Alonzo Gallery uptown
Houston. The 2005 movie, shot documentary style, follows a group of
hobos that ride trains and leave their artistic marks on train
boxcars. Some of these "graffiti" art are well-known in
train circles and some have been around for decades. Once looked at
as nuisances, these marking are becoming revered as "art"
to some. Of particular interest to Artist and Director of this
60-minute movie was the markings of Bozo Texino. Mr. Daniel in his
opening remarks prior to screening didn't suggest any particular
reason for his exclusive look at "Bozo Texino" except that
the name and the drawing representing Bozo Texino just somehow
caught his eye and penetrated his consciousness.
the movie was as is expected from an "art" and independent
movie. The lighting was non-existent, audio was good but lacking and
sometimes crackling, composition of framing and blocking was well
done as the Director is also a photographer. Editing was exceptional
in that there was movement and flow to the movie. The interviews
were coherent and interesting. There were times where the movie just
dragged on and was repetitive in its subject line, but overall it
was an interesting view on graffiti art on a mobile canvass. Judge
for yourself, pick up a movie and watch it.
about Alonzo Gallery and "Like" them on FB at: www.facebook.com/ALONZO-GALLERY/457468304374823
Owned and operated by Juan Pablo Alonzo.
about Bill Daniel and at: www.BillDaniel.net
about and "Like" "Who is Bozo Texino" on FB at: www.facebook.com/pages/Who-is-Bozo-Texino/119519414810822
took a few pictures at the screening. Enjoy!