Patrick McNeese / 859.254.2270
122 North Upper St.
Lexington, KY. 40507
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Patrick McNeese’s most recent documentary film, Searching for Wolf Boy: The Art of Jimmy Gordon, will be shown Saturday, May 20th at the Lexington Public Library Theater located downtown. The screening is free and open to the public.
Showtime is 4:00 pm.
The 26-minute film is an impressionistic portrait of Lexington surrealist painter and musician Jimmy Gordon and was completed in 2005. McNeese, a musician and a filmmaker, describes the work as a highly improvisational and approximate biography of the artist. “We set out to make a documentary about being a creative person in this society but I think the film ended up functioning more like a poem.” he said. The film features Gordon’s surrealistic paintings, art cars and his unusual musical compositions. It includes interviews with fellow artist Bob Morgan and Lexington arts patron, Marian “Mike” Broadus. Philip High composed and performed much of the original music for the film.
The production was awarded a Director’s Citation Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival last February at the New Jersey City University. A project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, the Black Maria festival takes its name from the world’s first motion picture studio built in 1893 at Thomas Edison’s West Orange, New Jersey laboratory and is committed to Edison’s legacy of thinking “outside the box”. Now in its 25th year, the festival’s supporters include; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Eastman Kodak Corporation.
Previous documentary films produced and directed by Mr. McNeese include; Of Myth and Muse: Stephen Foster and My Old Kentucky Home (2003), Hemplands (1999), Duke Madison: Life and Music (1992). He has also collaborated on two narrative films,
serving as production designer and art director on The Congress of Wonders (1995) and also on 100 Proof (1997), which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. For more information go to patrickmcneese.com
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