ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND » Film Screening: Who Is Bozo Texino?

Event has passed (Tue Oct 8, 2013 - Tue Oct 8, 2013)
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Reception: 6:30 pm | Screening: 7:30 pm


Featuring an introduction and Q&A with director Bill Daniel

Who is Bozo Texino? is the picaresque chronicle of a 16-year search for the source of a ubiquitous rail graffiti seen on railcars for over 80 years—a simple sketch of a blank-staring character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker “Bozo Texino.” Director Bill Daniel rode freight trains across the West carrying a Super-8 sound camera and a 16mm Bolex, interviewing tramps and brakemen, and in his quest discovered the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century.

Who is Bozo Texino? is presented in conjunction with the exhibition ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND, Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri in the Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI, September 12–December 14.


  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
    800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA