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Scab Vendor (2024) with filmmaker discussion

Dates with showtimes for Scab Vendor (2024) with filmmaker discussion
  • Tue, Jun 25

Director: Lucas de Barros, Mariana Robles Thome Run Time: 120 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Johnny Depp

Country: United States, Brazil
Language: English, Portuguese

The Film Center will host the Ohio premiere of Scab Vendor (2024) with legendary tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw in attendance. Join us for a reception in The Festival Lounge beginning at 5:30pm. The feature presentation begins at 7:00pm, and will be followed by a post-screening discussion.

About the film:

World Premiere, 2022 Warsaw International Film Festival

A look at the life of Jonathan Shaw, the son of bandleader Artie Shaw and Hollywood starlet Doris Dowling. After overdosing in his 20s, Shaw learned from the best American tattoo artists and quickly became the go-to tattoo artist in NYC. His Fun City Tattoo Studio opened before tattooing was legal in Manhattan and was frequented by his friends, Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop.

Based on the book written by Shaw, Scab Vendor (2024) explores how a man, at the height of his career, chose to give up on his celebrity lifestyle to escape from his own vicious cycle.

About the filmmakers:

Lucas de Barros is a director, producer, and post-production coordinator with more than 15 years experience in the digital environment, having worked in various places of the world – from Argentina to the UK. He is moved by adventure and a passion for technology. He directed the feature films The Sound of Chamamé (2015)That Mixture (2019), and Scab Vendor (2024).

Mariana Thome is a scriptwriter, producer and director. Born in Brazil, she graduated from the New York Film Academy. She has been the creative director for the collective MARACA and one of the talents of the prestigious Projeto Paradiso, an initiative of the Olga Rabinovich Institute that provides high-value support mechanisms for Brazilian talents in the audiovisual sector. Scab Vendor (2024) is her first feature documentary.

Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
National Endowment for the Arts
WWCD Radio
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media


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