Product Details:

  • Format: DVD (DELETED)
  • Item #: MVDV4927
  • Released: 12/08/09
  • Running Time: 150 minutes
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC: 760137492795
  • Label: MVD VISUAL
  • Region Code: 0 (all)
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Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis's Joy Rides

A portrait of the self proclaimed rock 'n' roll star and "Chicago City Artist."

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Despite impossible odds, Chicago native, Wesley Willis became an underground rock icon, revered artist and hero to many before his untimely death in 2003. Through his force of personality and his artistic talents, Wesley's music and art attracted people from all walks of life. This film follows the prolific artist on his journey from obscurity to fame.


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“...a touching and reverent homage to this troubled head-butter extraordinaire.”
     —Mark Fagan, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“The film will inevitably be compared to In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) and The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) for its profile of an outsider artist and its clever animations of Willis's colorful cityscapes, but Willis was simply too one of a kind for Joy Rides to be anything but.”
     —Max Goldberg, SF BAY GUARDIAN

“...a loving portrait of an outsider artist who transcended the underground music scene.”
     —Ricardo Baca, DENVER POST

Bonus Materials:

  • Art Gallery
  • Over 50 minutes of bonus footage
  • Photo Gallery