Pushwagner (2012) Trailer
Move over William S. Burroughs—there’s a new outlaw in town. Pop agitator, whipsmart renegade and celebrated graphic artist Hariton Pushwagner lives life on the edge. “There’s a difference in living like life was real and deep like a thousand kisses.” Pushwagner grabs you and doesn’t let go, his puzzling and profound statements keep you glued, hanging on his every word. Meaningful or meaningless, maybe there’s no difference, especially since he thinks “words are like viruses.” The man infects the screen with his paranoia and need for control until you realize that it’s not all inside his head. As Pushwagner faces a former assistant in court, fighting for legal control of his career, image and art work, it all begins to make sense. Film noir meets comic book in this fascinating character study of an artist who insists on “controlling the controller”—and that includes you, me and everyone he knows.