Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer Documentary to show in Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 February 2011 11:28

(Des Moines, IA) – Modern American Cinema announces its latest full-length feature Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer will be screening at Bucktown Center of the Arts on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 6PM.

The documentary chronicles the life, art and creative process of Des Moines visual artist and musician Brent Houzenga, who is known for his “do-it-yourself vintage punk” mixed media work.

“When I was first introduced to Brent’s art, I was blown away by his mixture of Americana and chaos,” Day said. “As I got to know him through the making of Hybrid Pioneer, I realized he was living the dream as a full-time artist – no day job, couch surfing, suffering for his art. Many people would scoff at this kind of ruthless dedication, so I became determined to make a film about a guy from Iowa who had put his career of creativity above everything else.”

Originally from Fulton, IL, Houzenga studied printmaking and graphic design at Western Illinois University before moving to Des Moines in 2006. Houzenga’s art has been featured in numerous group and solo shows on both the local and national levels, including the December 2009 Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami Beach, Fla.) and March 2010 “G40 – The Summit” (Crystal City, Va.) exhibitions.

Hybrid Pioneer is the first film in Modern American Cinema’s “Made in Iowa” documentary series. The ongoing series tells the stories of the innovative people, places and ideas that have influenced Iowa’s culture.

Modern American Cinema is an independent film production company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2010, the company specializes in creating full-feature narratives and educational documentaries for international distribution.

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