275 Capp Street
San Francisco, California 94110

For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephen Parr at 415-558-8117 or [email protected]

Event: “Weirdsville: Bizarre, Offbeat and Just Plain Kooky Films from the Archives”. Guest curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present an evening of rare, weird and highly entertaining 16mm shorts, clips and trailers culled from the 50,000+ archive at Oddball Films.
Date: Friday, February 6, 2009 at 8:30PM
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco 94110
Admission: $10.00 RSVP Only to: 415-558-8117 or [email protected]
Web: http://oddballfilm.com/resources/events_parent.html

Bizarre, Offbeat, and Just Plain Kooky
Films from the Archives

On Friday, February 6, Guest Curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present an evening of the strange, the bizarre, and the sometimes baffling short films, clips and trailers from deep within the Oddball archive. These “found” films surface in the process of research for other programs: too good to languish on the shelves, they demand to be screened! A companion program to the Strange Sinema series. Showtime is 8:30PM and admission is $10.00. Seating is limited so RSVP is preferred to: [email protected] or 415-558-8117.

Highlights Include:

"Hot Dog: Bowling Balls" (Color, 1970)
Jonathan Winters shows you how bowling balls are made. Bowling action filmed at 19th Ave. Bowl in San Mateo.

"I Am a Mime" (Color, 1971)
A frank confessional- the first step to recovery.

“Ballet Robotique” (Color, 1982)
General Motors’ robots perform a mechanical ballet to Bizet’s Carmen and the Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

“Thrills on Wheels” (B+W, c. 1950s)
Wild homemade vehicles, stupid stunts and crashes galore.

“Speedscene: The Problem of Amphetamine Abuse” (Color, 1969)
Filmed in cooperation with the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, this 1969 educational film sends a clear message to the “heads” about the perils that await.

The Haunted Mouth (Color, 1974)
Spooky educational film narrated by Cesar Romero about the dangers of not brushing and flossing. This is a wild one!

PLUS “Jobs in Cosmetology”, “Supergoop”, and clips & trailers straight out of Weirdsville!

Curator Biography:
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 sounds: soul, jazz, country, 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 30, 2009