Oddball Films presents Ad Nauseam - Vintage Commercial Extravaganza an evening of rare commercials and Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) from the “golden age” of television culled from the massive collection in the Oddball Films archive. Spanning the late 1950’s to the early 1980’s, these weird, wild, wacky, funny, frightening and fabulous 30 second slices of vintage TV were designed to entice, dupe or otherwise coerce the American Consumer in the most entertaining fashion. From toy commercials for the original Slinky to Buster Keaton plugging Ford Vans, plus clothes, cigarettes, long forgotten beauty products and so many celebrities shilling for beer (including Louis Armstrong), you'll get hundreds of 30 second glimpses into not only the products that shaped yesteryear but the ad men and mad men that made us pull out our wallets. Also included, The 30 Second Dream (1977), an award-winning mini-doc on the power of commercial advertising; The Car of Your Dreams (1984) a quick-cutting montage of tons of car commercials, expertly edited for one maximum thrill ride and It's Not Commercial (1950s) a bizarro reel of fake commercials. Be a sell-out! Play spot the budding star or celebrity has-been! See the things you forgot you really needed!
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 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