Philly Premiere: Degenerate Art

The roaming film series known as The Awesomefest makes its return to The Trocadero on Tuesday, May 29th with Degenerate Art: The Art & Culture of Glass Pipes. It’s a documentary about the taboo multi-millions dollar underground culture of glass pipe blowing, directed by renowned glassblower M. Slinger. Slinger will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film, along with a live glass blowing demonstration accompanied by a DJ set from Ryan-I of Blessed Coast Sound.

The movie’s director, M. Slinger, is a local glass artist. He’s making his first foray into feature films with Degenerate Art, but he’s been a professional glassblower, filmmaker, graphic designer, painter, and installation artist for 15 years who has taught glassblowing across the USA, Canada and Japan.

His new film discusses the origins of the color-changing pipe as well as the blossoming art movement glass blowing has become today. The subversive art form has seen some glassblowers prosecuted for making drug paraphernalia, which allows the subject of glassblowing to become a launching pad for discussions of free speech and expression.

Degenerate Art was an official selection of the South By South West Film Festival of 2012, and it will be making its Philadelphia premiere when it plays at the Trocadero during The Awesomefest. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.thetroc.com.

For more on the film check out www.degenerateartthefilm.com

For more information on this and other upcoming The Awesomefest events check out www.theawesomefest.com

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