Documentary Feature “Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'” Sees Its East Coast Premiere On February 7th

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present a screening of the Rhino Films’and Foundation Films’ documentary feature, “Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’,” on February 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- (Los Angeles, CA) (JAN 26 2011)—Documentary feature film “Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'” is set for its first East Coast premiere.  The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present a screening of the Rhino Films’and Foundation Films’ documentary feature, “Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’,” on February 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. (Roy and Niuta Titus Theatre 2.)  The film, screened opening night is part of the museum’s week long “All The Wrong Art” Juxtapoz film series running February 7th to the 14th, 2011 organized by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, MoMA.

Producer and co-directors Nancye Ferguson, Doug Blake and Michael LaFetra are presenting the film.   Legendary “Lowbrow” art pioneer Robert Williams, and art critic and senior editor of Paper magazine, Carlo McCormick will be in attendance and hold a highly anticipated lively discussion immediately following the screening.


Williams’ movie recounts his 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.  He is the founder of Juxtapoz Magazine and was selected for the Whitney Biennial, 2010 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and was recently the subject of a show entitled “Conceptual Realism in the Service of the Hypothetical” at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery.  Shafrazi has called Williams the William S. Burroughs of the art world and others have credited him with bringing the seminal elements of West Coast Outlaw Culture to the world.

The feature documentary was directed and edited by Mary C. Reese and co-directed by Nancye Ferguson and Doug Blake, Stephen Nemeth and Michael LaFetra.  Ferguson, Blake and LaFetra also served as producers and Nemeth executive produced.


Of his own work, Williams has said, “Low brow and alternative art are the crack in the dam and with this leak the art work will never be the same.”


"The best movie about an artist I have ever seen" --Ed Ruscha  

For information about the screening please visit www.moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art
11 west 53rd Street
New York NY 10019

for press info and interviews contact:
Nancye Ferguson
Producer/Co-Director
o 323 650 0560
c 213 259-3838
nancyef@adelphia.net

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Atomika is the production entity formed by Nancye Ferguson with Mark Mothersbaugh to create and produce quality, innovative television programming and independent feature films. Documentary feature "Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'" was recently completed.
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