What the F (ilm)?! 2: A Second Helping of Cine-insanity - Fri. Feb 7th - 8PM

Oddball Films and curator Kat Shuchter present What the F(ilm)?! 2: A Second Helping of Cine-insanity an evening of some of the most bizarre, hilarious and insane films from our massive 16mm collection. From hallucinating clowns to drunk cats, Fellini spoofs to hair-lice primers and even more singing bear cine-insanity, this is one night of rare and hilarious head-scratchers you won't want to miss.  The madness includes Oddball favorite The Cat Who Drank (and Used) Too Much (1987), featuring the misadventures of Pat the drunk cat; the hallucinatory dental hygiene brain-boiler Toothache of the Clown (1971); I'm Mad at Me (1974), a mini-musical of children's anger and frustration; Two (1971), a hilarious Fellini spoof from funny-woman Renee Taylor (The Nanny);  Your Pet Problem (1944), a Speaking of Animals short with a menagerie of talking animals; How To Crack the Establishment But Not Lose Your Identity (1960s), a plastics council-sponsored recruitment film for the counter-culture youth of the 60s; Lice are not Nice (1985), an itchy-kitschy classroom primer with songs and cartoons to alert you to the tiny scalp-invaders; and the stop-motion egg-tiquette primer Courtesy: A Good Eggsample (1976) starring the ever-courteous Eggbert. It's a night of cine-insanity too weird to pass up! 

Date: Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to RSVP@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117
Web: http://oddballfilms.blogspot.com/


The Cat Who Drank and Used Too Much (Color, 1987)
Wacky anti-drug film about alcohol and drug using Pat the Cat. He hits the skids before finally reaching out for help. An all-time Oddball Films audience favorite! Narrated by Julie Harris and winner of 24 major awards!

Toothache of The Clown (Color, 1971)
Made to assuage children’s fears of the dentist, this film manages to combine nothing but the creepiest elements into one terrifying mind-scratcher. Hallucinating from pain, or laughing gas, this clown has surreal nightmares of children dressed as dental technicians pulling arts and crafts out of the insides of other children dressed as decaying teeth. This is one “trip” to the dentist you won’t want to miss.

I'm Mad at Me (Color, 1974)Did you ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  Did it effect the way you treated those people around you?  Didn't you just want to punch somebody?  Did you then commence to sing a high-pitched song about it all day?  Well both Jimmy and Suzy are having a day like that.  I hope they can find out who they're really mad at!

Two (Color, 1971) 
Spoof of overwrought Italian films written by and starring Reneé Taylor (nominated for an Oscar for Lovers and Other Strangers).  A delicious send up of your art house favorites by way the Borscht Belt! A glamorous pair of Fellini rejects find themselves on an empty beach and become tangled in an absurd frenzy of neurotic passion and brutal debasement!  The Two lovers try to out-passion each other, then out-debase themselves until the woman walks away in disgust.In perfectly awful Italian and Yiddish with subtitled in English. Written by and starring Reneé Taylor (nominated for an Oscar for Lovers and Other Strangers).

Your Pet Problem (B+W, 1944) 
This bizarre Jerry Fairbanks “Speaking of Animals” series short features singing bears and talking cows, hogs, hens, baboons and hippos!  Fairbanks created a technique to achieve the appearance of talking animals that blended real animals with animation, rather than filming the animals chewing gum or peanut butter. 

How to Crack the Establishment but not Lose Your Identity (Color, 1960s)
In the 1960s radical culture a “plastic” person was considered shallow and soulless. Not to be outdone by the social politics of its time the Plastics Education Foundation (Wha?) sponsored this mind-boggling display of protest demonstrations and 60s rock bands, cut up with stupefying surfers, NASCAR races and even spaceflight to give our youth a helping hand as they journey into the material world of petroleum based industrial culture. A laugh riot!

Lice Are Not Nice (Color, 1985)
In this hilariously itchy playground primer, we learn all about those creepy crawly insects that love us enough to hop a ride in our hair and tag-along for life.  With jazzy music, a chorus of enthusiastically creeped out children all scratching their heads, and laughable animated sequences, this short will give you all the facts with a side-dose of laughs.
Courtesy: A Good Eggsample (Color, 1976) 

First meet Eggbert, a good egg, who helps his mother at home, apologizes for bumping into Mrs. White, and politely takes his place in line while waiting for the bus. Now meet Benedict, the "rotten egg," who pushes into line, is always late to class, and never respects the rights of others. It is only when Benedict falls and cracks his shell and Eggbert helps him up that Benedict realizes how important it is to be kind, helpful, and courteous to others.

About Oddball Films
Oddball films is the film component of Oddball Film+Video, a stock footage company providing offbeat and unusual film footage for feature films like Milk, documentaries like The Summer of Love, television programs like Mythbusters, clips for Boing Boing and web projects around the world.
Our films are almost exclusively drawn from our collection of over 50,000 16mm prints of animation, commercials, educational films, feature films, movie trailers, medical, industrial military, news out-takes and every genre in between. We’re actively working to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries, which expand the boundaries of cinema. Oddball Films is the largest film archive in Northern California and one of the most unusual private collections in the US. We invite you to join us in our weekly offerings of offbeat cinema.