Film and TV

ASU Film Students Ben Kitnick and Saxon Richardson Release Weirdly Beautiful Short About Funny World and Space-Alien Donald

When Ben Kitnick first hung out at lo-fi art space and weirdo hangout Funny World last year, the ASU film student thought the house-show haven was a fascinating place. So much so that he immediately was struck by the notion that "someone needs to tell a story about this place."

Then he met its owner, Space-Alien Donald. And after interacting with the bizarrely gonzo and extremely unique spoken-word artist (self-described as "The World's Oldest Gay Canadian Rapper") it only confirmed the idea even more. Over the next six months, Kitnick got hours upon hours of footage of both the man and his venue, resulting in a recently released documentary short that's just as colorful as its subjects.

See Also: - Space-Alien Donald (aka "The World's Oldest Gay Canadian Rapper") Opens New Venue Called Funny World - Download Space Alien Donald's "Robot Rap" from New L.A./Phoenix Comp - Best Urban Oddity - 2012: Space-Alien Donald

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.