Dirty Hands - The Art and Crimes of David Choe

Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe

Documentary Competition
(USA, 2008, 92 mins)
World Premiere
Directed By: Harry Kim
Writer: Harry Kim
Producers: Elizabeth Ai, Harry Kim
Cinematographers: Harry Kim, Johnny Granado
Editors: Daniel Freedman, Harry Kim, Heather Lenz
Featuring: David Choe

Los Angeles artist David Choe is not as crazy as his violent, phantasmagoric, and sexual work across several media would suggest, he is considerably more so, embodying William Blake's adage that “you never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”Captivated by Choe's mania for adventure and excess, close friend Harry Kim filmed the artist's “life and crimes” from 2000 to 2007, a period coinciding with Choe's rise to fame and fortune in the art world as he matured from a street artist bombing underpasses and illustrating porn magazines to a respected muralist, painter, and graphic novelist. The ride, however, was a bumpy one. From jail sentences and an addiction to shoplifting and graffiti to dinosaur hunting and wrestling pygmies in the heart of the Congo, Choe's irrepressible spirit is as much a model of unrestrained living as it is a cautionary example of excess.
-- Travis Miles
Saturday, June 21st 9:45pm Majestic Crest Theatre
Sunday, June 22nd 4:00pm Mann Festival Theatre
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