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*028 $bMusic Video Distributors
*24500$aWesley Willis$hvideogram$bThe Daddy Of Rock'n'Roll$cDaniel Bitton
*260 $a[S.l]$bMusic Video Distributors$c2002$g1995
*300 $a59 min.
*500 $aExtra features: 22 minutes of outtakes including an interview with Steve Albini; The Wesley Willis Fiasco performing 3 songs live in concert.
*511 $aWesley Willis; Daniel Bitton; Noah Sivan; Natasha Leroux; Steve Albini
*520 $aDocumentary about the late Chicago artist and musician Wesley Willis. Filmmaker Daniel Bitton follows Willis throughout the Chicago area, riding the bus, talking to friends and strangers alike, selling his CDs to record shops and going about his day. Willis was memorable to many for being schizophrenic as well as 6'6" and over 300 pounds, but was loved by his fans and friends for his quirky, oddball music, artistic talent and for being a real gentle giant. He was a testament to the human drive to survive and create, as he himself was a survivor of extreme poverty, mental illness, child abuse, racism, and obesity. The fact that he lived to see 40 was incredible, but his having a successful music career and being able to function was even more so. Also included on the DVD is a complete Los Angeles concert with Willis' punk band "Wesley Willis Fiasco".. "I'm Wesley Willis. I'm 36 years old. I play music and do art. I have schizophrenia. I have chronic schizophrenia. I had it since 1989. Roger Lee Carpenter asked me for 600. He told me, that if I don't give him the 600, he was going to blow my brains out. That's when I started hearing demons. I have three demons: Nervewrecker, Heartbreaker and Meansucker. The demons tell me I'm a jerk, a bum, and an asshole. I yell, I scream, I holler at people on buses - but when I'm with friends, it's a joyride."--Container.
*600 $aWillis, Wesley$_19319800
*650 0$aOutsider art$_19835400
*700 1$aAlbini, Steve$d1962-$jam.$_23833900
*700 1$aBitton, Daniel$_31227100