Too High, Too Wide and Too Long: A Texas-Style Road Trip
1999, NR, 52 min. Directed by Karen Dinitz.
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Dec. 9, 1999
Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, the Texas artist probably best known for the giant iguana he installed atop New York City’s Lone Star Cafe, is the subject of Dinitz’s documentary. The film follows Wade on a road trip as he travels in his Iguanamobile to visit some of his Texas artworks, including the 40-foot-high cowboy boots in San Antonio and the 70-foot-high saxophone in Houston. A soundtrack with music by Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, and other Texas artists accompanies the film. Dinitz’s project, which was one of the first to be funded by the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund, is being shown, appropriately enough, as a benefit for that funding source, as well as the Film Texas Fund. Introducing the film will be Austin American-Statesman columnist John Kelso; Wade and Dinitz will host a Q&A after the film. The Jefferson Truett Band will provide live music, and a separate premiere party will follow for all the attendees.