Oddball Films Presents

Stand Your Ground

With Filmmaker Saul Rouda in Person

When
Fri Aug 2, 2013
Where
Oddball Film + Video
Time
8 PM
Cost
$10
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Movies, Film Screenings
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Description

Oddball Films and guest curator/Oddball archivist Scotty Slade present: Stand Your Ground, films that explore youthful identity in opposition to the old guard's rancorous ways in three steps. In Thank You Mask Man (1971) with Lenny Bruce, downright public contempt comes gushing out of the guts of those who are disgusted by what they cannot understand in this animated anti-homophobic film about a sexy affair between the Lone Ranger and Tonto. In a laughable attempt at trying to understand "the youth" of 1958, the National Association of Churches for Christ along with CBS paired up to make The Deliquent, The Hipster and the Square, an utterly ethnographic study on this ever puzzling trifecta of puzzling identities. Finally, to bring it all home right here to the history of vibrant bay area youth, is Last Free Ride (1974), "a hip pirate movie", about a bohemian community of houseboat dwellers and the rock band The Red Legs, who come face-to-face with the squarest of square bay area anti-youthers, desperately attempting to end the floating utopian lifestyle and sell sell sell. Best of all, filmmaker Saul Rouda will be here in person to talk about the film, the community, and some bay area history. If you love youth, inspiration, seeing cops falling off boats and bad people stuck in the mud - not to mention incredible house-boat architecture, rarely-seen unconventional forms of living, and bay area history - this film will rock your red legs! Check out the trailer and some other info here: http://www.lastfreeride.com/. So come on down, bring your friends, and get ready to storm the streets of life on your way out!


Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117


Featuring:

Thank You Mask Man (Color, 1968)
Before George Carlin, Richard Prior and Redd Fox there was Lenny Bruce. This legendary animated short by the infamous comedian and satirist Lenny Bruce is a vivid send up on race, class and homophobia. Made by local animators years after Bruce’s death with recordings from his performances, this controversial cartoon was blacklisted from many theaters and film festivals. Watch as Tonto and the Lone Ranger let it all hang out!


The Deliquent, The Hipster and the Square (B+W, 1958)
In a laughable attempt at trying to understand "the youth" of 1958, the National Association of Churches for Christ along with CBS paired up to make The Deliquent, The Hipster and the Square, an utterly ethnographic study on this ever puzzling trifecta of puzzling identities. Much to the dismay of the producers expectations, this film is way too good/cool/interesting to actually have been made by conformist little minions. It has that lovely quality of all great subversive films, the ever so obvious humor that the people who pay for or allow them to be made are too dense to see. Originally telecast in 1958 on the CBS-TV series Look Up and Live. Music by the Max Roach Quartet with Booker Little, George Coleman, Art Davis, and Ray Draper.



The Last Free Ride (Color, 1974)
"A hip pirate movie", about a bohemian community of houseboat dwellers and the rock band The Red Legs, who come face-to-face with the squarest of square bay area anti-youthers, desperately attempting to end the floating utopian lifestyle and sell sell sell.In this tour de force of a film, the actual residents of the famed Sausalito community come together to re-enact their own past. Bay area filmmaker Bill Daniell is quoted saying, "Here's a true gem of a cultural artifact...it's just unbelievable that kids living in such wild-ass anarchy could pull off a feature film. It's sincere, hokey, authentic-- unlike any sixties film you've seen."

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  1. Oddball Film + Video
    275 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA