What the F(ilm)?! 10 - The Cine-insanity is Back... with a Vengeance! - Fri. Jan. 30 - 8PM

Oddball Films present What the F(ilm)?! 10: The Cine-insanity is Back... with a Vengeance! , an evening of some of the most bizarre, hilarious and insane films from our massive 16mm collection. This time around, we've got lady wrestlers, superhero dating services, Brando spoofs, sneaky squeaky squirrels, forest orchestras and much much more!  Zip along with Captain Mom (1972) as he woos the domineering super-heroine of his dreams in a wacky short from pixilation duo Len Janson and Chuck Menville.  Take a crazy trip to SF's own Chinatown in the local Coppola spoof, Porklips Now (1980).  Fall in love with Squeak the Squirrel (1957), a little ground squirrel in search of a nut and willing to perform any number of tricks for those sweet nutty treats. Chuck Braverman sends us through Television Land (1971) in a manic, madcap montage in his own signature kinestatic style.  For the ladies, learn how to catch a man by shutting your mouth in a laughably un-feminist excerpt of Why Not Be Beautiful? (1969).  Watch as Mildred Burke and Mae Weston duke it out in the center ring in Lipstick and Dynamite (1949).  Take a musical break with the cheeky all-girl big band soundie Feed the Kitty (1942) and head to a musical forest with a man in a tuxedo that can conduct the elements in the inexplicable Etude (1971). Back by baffled demand, the animated space opera using super-imposed human mouths for dialogue, it's Space Angel (1963). Plus an excerpt of Ways to Ruin Your Child's Life and more surprise insanity!

Date: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 8:00PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00, limited seating RSVP to: 415-558-8117 or RSVP
Web: http://oddballfilms.blogspot.com


Captain Mom (Color, 1972)
A bizarro superhero spoof from Oscar-nominated pixilation duo Len Janson and Chuck Menville (Stop, Look and Listen, Blaze Glory).  Captain Mom (played by Menville himself) is on a romantic mission as he signs up for a superhero dating service and lands the she-hulk of his dreams!

Porklips Now (Color, 1980)
Hilarious by some accounts, incredibly stupid by others, this spot-on low budget spoof of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” made just one year later features Billy Gray (of Father Knows Best fame) as Dullard, a young barbeque chef who is sent into Chinatown to end the career of Fred "Madman" Mertz, an insane butcher who's cutting meat prices to pennies per pound.  Filmed in San Francisco!

Television Land (Color/B+W, 1971)
Brilliant, impressionistic, narration-free history of Television utilizing original clips, similar to the Oddball Films favorite “The Car of Your Dreams”. Directed by Charles Braverman, this snappy montage is divided into three sections: entertainment, news and commercials.

Why Not Be Beautiful? (Color, 1969, excerpt)
"Every young girl can be beautiful."  While this beauty primer begins with a broad and semi-enlightened view of beauty; pressing girls to read and be interested in the world around them, it quickly devolves into social conditioning for the non-feminist young woman, teaching her all the best ways to be attractive to the opposite sex.  Learn how to make-up your face, dress yourself and how to shut-up when men are talking, because beauty isn't just skin deep, it also means silencing yourself.

Lipstick and Dynamite (1949, B+W)
Furious femmes in an all-out she-brawl!  Sensitive portrayal of a premier woman’s sporting event!  Which is it?  Come see and decide for yourself as Mildred Burke (from Los Angeles) and Mae Weston (of Columbus, Ohio) contend for the women's wrestling championship of the world.  

Rita Rio - Feed the Kitty (B+W, 1942)

Rita Rio (later known as Dona Drake) and her all girl orchestra tear up the big band stage in this jazzy soundie for the ladies.

Etude (Color, 1971) 
Definitely on the stranger side of filmmaking’s vast spectrum, this short is one that leaves the ‘why?’ question completely unanswered. Why did someone make a film about a guy who dresses up as a conductor, goes to the woods, and conducts an invisible symphony? Who knows?, but it’s entertaining nonetheless!!

Space Angel (B+W, 1963)
An episode of an animated science fiction program using limited animation similar to Speed Racer. Real human mouths are used for speaking! Space Angel battles it out as a sci-fi roman gladiator in a space coliseum. See rocket fire, space crafts, a cult hero, and space battle!