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Chris Bagley in Wesley Willis's Joy Rides

Wesley Willis's Joy Rides

2008 NR

Helmed by Chris Bagley and Kim Shively, this documentary chronicles the life and times of Wesley Willis, the Chicago-based artist and musician who, despite his battles with schizophrenia, rose to prominence as an underground punk icon in 1990s. The frontman of The Wesley Willis Fiasco, Willis achieved a surprising cult following with songs like "Casper the Homosexual Ghost," "Gingerbread Knocked Me Out" and "Get on the Bus."