Last night we parked our car at the New Place and walked across the street to Miller Outdoor Theater to see the world premiere of Art Car: The Movie. The musicians of the soundtrack, Thunderado (pictured above), rocked a wonderful jazzy set before the movie. The weather was perfect.
The movie is full of the most amazing images and stories. I learned that most of the artists are really determined to shake up the way we see both cars and art. When people first encounter the Art Car Parade, they are fascinated with the cars, but after you've been around it awhile, you realize that it's the people who are truly exceptional.
Also, the title sequences are wonderful.
Art Car: The Movie.com
The Movie follows a handful of local artists as they prepare their entries for the granddaddy of them all, the 2010 Houston Art Car Parade. With almost 300 entrants and more than 300,000 spectators, the Art Car Parade is the biggest in the world, and attracts talent from across the globe.
Against the hectic race to finish on time — not only for the artists but also for the parade's organizer, the Orange Show For Visionary Art and the City of Houston — the film follows closely two renowned Houston artists and art car veterans as they scratch and claw in very different ways to achieve the same goal.