Come hear the only person in the entire world who has been both a freight-hopping tramp and a Guggenheim Fellow. Get some valuable headspace in the abyss of final papers and projects through the vantage of the North American Railroad.
Train lovers, graf heads, filmmakers, photographers, creative types, folklorists, radical archivists, Am Studies geeks, wannabes, and OGs: come see filmmaker Bill Daniel screen and discuss his iconic film “Who is Bozo Texino? The Secret History ” on Wednesday, April 25, 4:15 in McConnell Founder’s Room. Full of creativity, fun, and craziness.
“THIS SPECTACULAR TRAVEL ADVENTURE FAITHFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED IN REALISTIC BLACK AND WHITE FILM AT CONSIDERABLE RISK FROM SPEEDING FREIGHT TRAINS AND IN SECRET HOBO JUNGLES IN THE DOGGED PURSUIT OF THE IMPOSSIBLY CONVOLUTED STORY OF THE HERETOFORE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE CENTURY-OLD FOLKLORIC PRACTICE OF HOBO AND RAILWORKER GRAFFITI AND THE ABSURD QUEST FOR THE TRUE IDENTITY OF RAILROADING’S GREATEST ARTIST WILL LIKELY AMUSE AND CONFOUND YOU IN ITS SINCERE ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND AND PRESERVE THIS ARTFORM.”
Sponsored by the Campus Life Committee Salathe Fund, Intercollegiate Media Studies and the Pomona College Department of History, with thanks to the Ena H. Thompson Fund. Brought to you by the Pitzer in Ontario Program and the Intercollegiate American Studies Program.