David Choe Docu Trailer and Screening Dates

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LA underground artist David Choe delivered this item to my inbox late last night:

Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe

Documentary Competition (USA, 2008, 92 mins) World Premiere Directed By: Harry Kim

Los Angeles artist David Choe's kaleidoscopic work can be playful, confrontational and sexually frank. His personal life is no less complicated, as revealed by close friend Harry Kim, who documented Choe's life and crimes from 2000 to 2007. From the manic highs of commercial success and dinosaur hunting in the Congo to the self-destructive lows of Japanese jail sentences and bouts of self-doubt and depression, what begins as a gleeful portrait of a bad-boy artist slowly becomes a poignant celebration of one man's journey, both artistically and spiritually, toward his own uncertain salvation.
Saturday, June 21st 9:45pm (world premiere!!!) Majestic Crest Theatre $12.00
Sunday, June 22nd 4:00pm Mann Festival Theatre $12.00
Thursday, June 26th 4:30pm Mann Festival Theatre $12.00 June 26th 4:30pm
http://www.lafilmfest.com For ticketing information please phone 1-866-345-6337 or email boxoffice@filmindependent.org

Here is the trailer for the documentary Dirty Hands: The Art and Life of David Choe.

When you go to David's website, you'll see a popup window titled "News and Weather." Do yourself a favor and stick around to browse it. In this news section David shares a little insight about the documentary filmmaking process:

The guy living at my loft, sleeping under my trampoline, is filmmaker harry kim, he made a short ten minute movie about me two years ago ,and has been following it up with a full length feature, so he’s been following me with that fucking camera the whole time, only thing is he has no funding and his parents don’t like the fact that their son is spending his whole life making a movie about a guy that destroys the earths surface , my place is big , so he’s here with me now, I introduce him to everyone as my documentater but he’s always drunk, asleep , or dancing with girls ,so I spend more time documentating him these day . I keep telling him he hasn’t earned the right to sleep in yet.

Related: Here is my previous post about David Choe.