the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Join us for a special screening of the incredible documentary Art Car: The Movie, hosted by the film's co-directors, Ford Gunter and Carlton Ahrens of Del Monte Films.
Saturday, August 17
Orange Show Monument
2402 Munger St. | Houston, TX 77023
Pre-party and artist meet & greet starts at 6pm
Film starts at dusk
Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewery
and there will be food trucks!
Art Car: The Movie follows Rebecca Bass and her high school class as they prepare an entry for the Houston Art Car Parade. With almost 300 entrants and more than 300,000 spectators, the Houston Art Car Parade, presented by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, is the biggest in the world and attracts talent from across the globe.
Against the hectic race to finish on time, Rebecca exposes them to the world of art and the camaraderie of this tight-knit community of artists - offering them a glimpse of what life is like "outside of the box."
In exploring why art cars - and self-expression - matter in an increasingly detached world, co-directors Carltor Ahrens and Ford Gunter traveled the US and the world talking to artists and academics to determine why these visionary artists can't help but decorate their cars, how that challenges societal norms, and why we should all listen to what they have to say. After all, they are talking to you.