Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 8:00PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 RSVP only to firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-558-8117
Not So Easy (Color, 1973)
Peter Fonda, with his trademark Captain America helmet, narrates and stars with that quintessential American Evel Knievel in this “hip” motorcycle safety film. Super heavy/anonymous acid rock soundtrack accompanies some trick riding and jumps along with more sedate riding along the PCH in Santa Monica. Some choice lines from Evel: “If I look like I’m rigging up for a trip into outer space, you’re right… they’ve saved a lot of hide, especially in accidents like mine”.
Sewage Treatment Workers (Color, 1970)
Part of the Dignity in Work series, this entertaining short focuses on 3 very New York sewage workers, their unusual jobs and how they get through the day: with a lot of humor. “One thing- the wife never asks me what I did today”, says one of the men. The lost dentures story should keep you flossing regularly…
All American Meal (Color, 1976)
Long before “Super Size Me” and the just-released “Food Inc.”, this little gem of an educational film warned of the dangers of the burger, fries and a coke diet that Americans are still hooked on.
Fireworks (Color, 1970’s)
Educational safety film featuring a bizarre Sid and Marty Krofft-style fire puppet and lots of cool vintage fireworks.
200 (Color, 1975)
American Time Capsule (Color/b+w, 1968)
Chuck Braverman presents the history of the United States up to 1968 in 3 minutes, utilizing a montage of 1300 images set to the music of Sandy Nelson’s Beat That Drum.PLUS! The Star Spangled Banner with a full marching band, vintage meat, bbq and junk food commercials, a tribute to some recently departed American icons and more!