Cinema Soiree - International Rock A Go-Go with Richie Unterberger - Thur. Nov. 3rd - 8PM

Oddball Films invites you to a unique evening with author and musicologist Richie Unterberger for our Cinema Soiree Series, a monthly soiree featuring visiting authors, filmmakers and curators presenting and sharing cinema insights. Unterberger is back – after two jam-packed previous shows – to present rare film clips of rock performers from around the world - and mostly from non-English speaking countries - from the 1960s through the 1980s including musical rarities from Brigitte Bardot, Nina Hagen, Nico, Kleenex and Shonen Knife. Rock music has long been dominated by performers from North America and the United Kingdom. Tonight, however, Richie Unterberger will open your eyes to an even wider world of rock. Much of the material shown tonight is unavailable on commercial video, and even the clips that are in commercial circulation are rather off the beaten track. Included will be artists from France (Francoise Hardy, France Gall and Brigitte Bardot), Holland (Shocking Blue), Denmark (Savage Rose), Sweden (Tages), Germany (Nico, Can, and Nina Hagen), Uruguay (Los Mockers), Greece (Aphrodite's Child), Switzerland (Kleenex), and beyond. Before the show, we'll be screening groovy 1960s 16mm French Scopitones from our massive stock footage film archive.

Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to or (415) 558-8117

Selections Include:

Francoise Hardy: Je Suis D'Accord 

(French film Chateau en Suede, 1963)

Francoise Hardy: Tout Ce Qu'on Dit 
(French TV special Journal Londres, 1965)

Francoise Hardy: C’est Nas Pas Un Reve 
(French TV special Journal Londres, 1965)

France Gall: Le Temps de Les Rentrees 
(Moins de Vingts Ans, November 28, 1965)

Sylvie Vartan: Dis Moi Que Tu M’Aimes 
(circa 1967)

Brigitte Bardot: Contact 

(Brigitte Bardot Show, 1968)

Antoine: Les Elucubrations 
(Scopitone promo video, 1966)

Nino Ferrer: Les Cornichons 
(Music Hall de France, July 22, 1966)

Kiki Dee: C’est Bien Mieux 
(Music Hall de France, February 15, 1967)

The Lords: Don't Mince Matter 
(German TV, circa 1966)

Tages: Miss McBaren 
(Finnish TV, 1967; the band were Swedish)

Tages: Crazy Bout My Baby 
(Finnish TV, 1967; band were Swedish)

Los Mockers: All the Time 
(Argentinian TV, circa 1966-67; the band were Uruguayan)

The Easybeats: Friday on My Mind 
(German TV show Beat! Beat! Beat!, February 10, 1967; the band were Australian)

The Black Diamonds: I Want, Need, Love You 
(Australian TV, circa 1967)

Savage Rose: A Girl That I Knew 
(Danish TV, August 28-29, 1968)

Shocking Blue: Venus 
(Bilzen Festival, Belgium, August 22, 1969; band were Dutch)

Aphrodite's Child: Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall 
(late 1960s; band were Greek)

Can: Oh Yeah 
(early 1970s; band were German)

Trettiaoriga Kriget: Kaledoniska Orogenesen 
(Swedish TV, 1974)

Focus: Hocus Pocus 
(Midnight Special, October 5, 1973; band were Dutch)

Golden Earring: Radar Love 
(promo video, 1973; band were Dutch)

Nina Hagen: Du Hast den Farbfilm Vergessen 
(East German TV, 1974)

Kleenex: Nice 
(promo video circa 1978; band were Swiss)

Shonen Knife: Kappa Ex 
(promo video circa mid-1980s; band is Japanese)

Nico: Femme Fatale 
(Le Bataclan, Paris, January 29, 1972)

Plus Surprise Bonus Clip!

About Richie Unterberger:
San Francisco resident Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll and a two-part history of 1960s folk-rock,Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High. His book The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film won a 2007 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. His latest books are White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day and Won't Get Fooled Again: The Who from Lifehouse to Quadrophenia.

He gives regular presentations on rock and soul history throughout the Bay Area incorporating rare vintage film clips and audio recordings, at public libraries and other venues. Since summer 2011, he has taught community education courses on various aspects of rock history of rock from 1955 to 1980. He'll be teaching a five-week course on 1960s San Francisco rock at the Fort Mason campus of City College on Saturday afternoons from mid-October/mid-November. 

Go to his website,, for times of the next scheduled events, or sign up to be on his email announcement list at tonight's presentation. also has information about his books and other activities; his blog is at

About Oddball Films
Oddball Films is a stock footage company providing offbeat and unusual film footage for feature films like Milk, documentaries like The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Silicon Valley, Kurt Cobain: The Montage of Heck, television programs like Mythbusters, clips for Boing Boing and web projects around the world.

Our screenings 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.