Double Feature: Outside In (Dir. Todd Volkmer) / Stoney Knows How (Pacho Lane)
Screening: 3:25 - Outside In (Dir. Todd Volkmer)
You've probably never heard of Alfred, or seen his art, but he was a very unique and highly visible personality in Akron, Ohio. Due to the fact that he spent mush of his life institutionalized struggling with schizophrenia, most people didn't pay much attention to Alfred. He was truly an outsider artist in every sense of the word. But his art caught the eyes of one particularly famous Akronite, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. In fact, Alfred is the reason the Dan named their band the Black Keys. This film takes a look at the wonderful artwork of Alfred, and even allows the artist himself to share his inspiration. And interesting character who was never short of hugs, you will understand why Dan and his family were so touched by this colorful artist.
Screening: 4:05 - Stoney Knows How (Dir. Pacho Lane)
Awards: CINE Golden Eagle; London Film Festival; Filmex; Margaret Mead Festival; Cinéma du Reel (Paris); Edinburgh Film Festival; Ann Arbor; American Museum of Natural History.
Stoney Knows How is a visit with a master of the Oldest Art In The World of tattooing. Disabled by arthritis since the age of four, confined to a wheelchair, his growth stunted, Stoney St. Clair joined the circus at 15 as a sword-swallower. A year later, he took up tattooing, and traveled with circuses and carnivals for 50 years. As we watch him at work, we see the determination which led Stoney to use his crippled hands in an art where mistakes are permanent, and we realize Stoney has overcome his handicap to heal himself and others with the magic of symbols. The film ends with a visit by New Age tattoo master Don Ed Hardy to Stoney, who gives him a souvenir tattoo.
Arena Grand Theater
175 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|