Uncle Bob with special guest Rumi Missabu of the Cockettes - Wed. May 14 - 8PM

Oddball Films invites you to join original Cockette Rumi Missabu for a screening of the compelling feature documentary Uncle Bob about the life and death of infamous Oscar streaker Robert Opel.  This riveting documentary profiles performance artist Robert Opel, the man who "streaked" the Oscars in 1974 and was murdered in his homoerotic art gallery South of Market in 1979.  His nephew, Robert Oppel revisits the lasting legacy and untimely passing of a cult figure who had the balls to bare it all. The film features Divine, John Waters, David Niven, Mike Douglas, Bea Arthur & Abel Ferrara with stars Rumi Missabu, Camille O'Grady, Bill Bowers, Steve Fabus & Carl Linkhart in person! Plus, Rumi will be presenting additional surprise clips from other film work/music videos as well as a few short live performances to add to the fabulousness including teasers & trailers of Tip-Toe Past the Witch from director/rocker animator Kimba Anderson & RumiNations from filmmakers Robert James & Theodore Nguyen.  With amazing live performances from Rumi and friends Carl With Records LinkhartMark GolamcoShun TrenholmEarl Alfred PausDiogo Zavadzki and Vinc LeVinc.

Date: Wednesday, May 14th, 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

Uncle Bob (Color, 2010, Robert Oppel)
On a fateful night in 1974, millions of americans tuned in to watch the 46th Academy Awards and watched in shock as an anonymous man streaked naked across the stage in the middle of the show. In an instant, the prankster named Robert Opel Rocketed to iconic status, but to this day few people know the full story behind the man who is widely remembered for a single moment in his life. Now, Opel's nephew - Also named Robert - presents this fascinating documentary that illuminates the story of the gay San Francisco photographer and gallery owner who lived a life of political activism - and occasional public indecency - Until his murder in 1979.

Robert Oppel takes viewers back to the politically turbulent 1970's when San Francisco's nascent gay rights movement took flight. Featuring interviews with Oppel's peers as well as rarely seen archived interviews with early gay icons like John Waters, drag performer Divine and Elizabeth Taylor, Uncle Bob uncovers the radical life of a man who lived like he had nothing to hide.
-Breaking Glass Pictures
A great article on Robert Opel from The Advocate:

Uncle Bob Official Trailer: