Who Is Bozo Texino?

Movie Information

Genre: Documentary
Director: Bill Daniel
Rated: NR

To give it its full title — Who Is Bozo Texino? The Epic Account of the Improbable Discovery of the True Identity of the World’s Greatest Boxcar Artist — is to give something of the flavor of this eccentric-looking film from filmmaker Bill Daniel. Shot in black-and-white on 16mm, the film attempts to find Bozo Texino, one of the most prolific writers of freight train monikers (names/images/tags written on trains by hobos) in the history of the U.S. There wasn’t time to screen it in its entirety, but the film boasts a terrific physical beauty and a truly quirky feel.

– reviewed by Ken Hanke

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress since December 2000. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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