‘Automorphosis’ will play Webster U. Film Series
Webster University Film Series Presents
Weekend, Aug 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM
AUTOMORPHOSIS (2009, USA, 73 min.) is a film directed by Harrod Blank, son of the legendary documentary filmmaker Les Blank (Burden of Dreams). Don’t assume he’s just riding on his dad’s coat tails though, especially since Les Blank is known mostly by avid cinephiles and movie geeks. Harrod is a fascinating artist and a quality filmmaker in his own rite. This is Harrod’s third film on the subject of car-art, following his first feature-length documentary WILD WHEELS (1992) and his short film DRIVING THE DREAM (1998). If you love movies, cars and/or art, this is a film you want to see!
What if you could morph your car into a mobile work of art, and drive it down the road for all to see? What would it look like? What would the world think of you? How would you be changed? AUTOMORPHOSIS looks into the minds and hearts of a delightful collection of eccentrics, visionaries, and just plain regular folks who have transformed their autos into artworks. On a humorous and touching journey, we discover what drives the creative process for these unconventional characters. And in the end, we find that an art car has the power to change us — to alter our view of our increasingly homogeneous world. — WUFS
Director/Art Car Impresario Harrod Blank (with art cars) will attend the screening each night for Q&A.