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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Video of the Day: A Tale of Underground Artists Mike Giant and Mike Maxwell

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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Once upon a time, when documentaries consisted almost exclusively of "educational films," inventors and presidents were usually the only people deemed worthy of the camera's attention. These days, thanks to cheap gear and the fragmentation of the culture, everybody's a potential subject for a nonfiction profile. S.F. DocFest has maintained those egalitarian, D.I.Y. principles throughout its rambunctious 11-year history, augmented with a special affection for art and artists.

See also:

Life Advice from S.F. Street Artist Mike Giant (Video)

Good Vibrations Wants You to Come ... to the Quickies Erotic Shorts Film Festival

The 2012 edition blasts off tonight with Jeffrey Durkin's breathless Working Class, which hopscotches back and forth between the misty San Francisco of tattoo and skateboard artist Mike Giant and the livelier-than-you'd-think San Diego of the equally iconoclastic painter Mike Maxwell. Durkin delivers a frenetic, impressionistic 65 minutes that serve notice that on the Left Coast, regardless of which dick is designated mayor and who's in the White House, the underground is everywhere and the counterculture is mainstream. Thursday's show is a celebration as much as a screening, with a Q&A, art exhibit, and boatloads of ink, paint, beer, and smoke. The truth will set you free.

Working Class starts Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m at Brava Theater, 2781 24th St. (at York), S.F. Admission is $10-$12.

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.

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