Los Angeles Lift-Off 2017 – The Man who Loves to Hurt Himself

Feature 3 - The Man who Loves to Hurt Himself

Saturday 9th September @ 6.00 - 8.00pm
@ 5300 Melrose Ave E, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA


The Man who Loves to Hurt Himself
Dir. Anthony Short
Producers. Anthony Short, Alex Short
USA | 90 mins | Language: English
A look at the man's 25+ year career as an extreme performer and his reflection of his life. A documentary about the musician, not the music itself: not a typical "music" documentary but rather a "musician" documentary. It explores how he balances life, love and money with his artistic passions and the undeniable effect his fans express to him about the life altering meaning it has had on them. I spent 2 years following him around the U.S., listening to his inner thoughts and questions about life like a fly on the wall. The film does not attempt to judge nor elevate him. This reflects the conversations he has with himself in his head - a first-person account. In his own words he guides us through his world by stream of consciousness which reveals an unexpected but extremely uplifting message about passion of art and love of life. If you were to have your life flash before your eyes right before you die...this film is what Steve Austin might see about himself."

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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