Event: “Trailer Trash: B-Movie Trailers from the 1930’s to the 1970’s”. Guest curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present a screening or rare B-Movie, “Art Film”, and vintage XXX trailers spanning form the 1930’s to the 1970’s. 90% of these films sank without a trace, but their garish promotional trailers live on in the massive archives of Oddball Films. Plus, a reel of censored feature film clips (from a Los Angeles TV station): all the “good” bits on one reel, resulting in a bizarre, elliptical, and totally non-sequitur viewing experience. And a short educational film from 1959 entitled “We Live in a Trailer”. An evening tailored for the Attention Deficit Disordered!
Date: Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 8:00PM
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco 94110
Admission: $10.00 RSVP Only to: 415-558-8117 or [email protected]
B-Movie Trailers from the 1930’s to 1970’s Screens at Oddball Films
On Saturday, January 24th, Guest Curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present an evening rare B-Movie, Art Film and XXX film trailers, from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. Ranging from 30 seconds to several minutes in length, these promotional shorts for coming attractions were often much more entertaining than the features they promote.
In addition, a reel of censored film clips will be presented as found. Marked “Mandatory Edits” and compiled presumably by the editor at the big Los Angeles TV station where this reel originated, these feature film clips were apparently deemed too violent, sexual, suggestive or shocking to be shown on TV. Jarring edits take you from the Civil War to WWII to the old West, to Ancient times and back, and from color to B &W. See flaming arrows in the chest, suggestive undergarments, bloody stumps, heaving breasts, and so much more! See Gary Cooper, Buddy Greco, Burt Lancaster, Charo, and a cast of thousands together in the boldest film that never was! Showtime is 8:00PM and admission is $10.00. Seating is limited so RSVP is preferred to: [email protected] or 415-558-8117.
Trailers Include (but not limited to):
The Possession of Joel Delaney; Dr. Jekyll, Mrs. Hyde; Escape From/Battle for/Conquest of/the Planet of the Apes; Cabaret; Dog Day Afternoon; Airport 1975; Eat My Dust (w/ Ron Howard); Cover Girl Models; Switchblade Sisters; War Goddess; The Big Bus; Zero Population Growth; Little Fauss & Big Halsy; Grave of the Vampire; House of Exorcism; Return of Count Yorga; Play It Again, Sam; Girls in Trouble; Girly; The Student Body; Super Stooges Vs. The Wonder Women; Girls Are For Loving; 1000 Convicts and a Woman; Black Mama/White Mama; Face of Terror (w/ Arch Hall Jr.); Dimension 5; The Secret Passion; Lilith; Dear Heart; Flight From Ashiya; Woman of Straw; Moment to Moment; The Farmer’s Daughter; Obsession; Prime Cut; JD’s Revenge; Mein Kampf; Underworld USA (Sam Fuller); Black Gold; Winterhawk; The Master Gunfighter; Swiss Family Robinson; The Warlord; Take Her She’s Mine; Go-Go Mania; Hitler’s Harlots; Diary of a Young Writer; Raga; Pink Flamingos; Jabberwocky; State of Siege; Truck Stop Women; Seduction of Mimi; Andy Warhol’s Trash; Marijuana; Assassin of Youth; and much more!!
Plus! “Mandatory Edits” (color, B&W, c.1950-1965)
Wild compilation of violent, sexual and otherwise “not ready for primetime viewing” film clips, edited into one bizarre reel. It’s as if William Burroughs got into the Saturday afternoon TV-movie vault and applied his “cut-up technique”.
And! “We Live in A Trailer” (color, 1959)
Trailer trash in training.
Pete Gowdy (aka DJ Chas Gaudi) is host of San Francisco’s Shellac Shack, a weekly 78 rpm listening party and a DJ specializing in vintage soul, punk and new wave. A graduate of the Vassar College Film Program, he is an associate producer of Marc Huestis Presents, the long-running movie legend tributes at the Castro Theatre.
Official Website: http://oddballfilm.com/resources/events_parent.html
Added by chasgaudi on January 15, 2009