Oddball Films presents The Hellstrom Chronicle and other Junk Science, a night of subjective science films that stretch the definition of documentary. The centerpiece of the night, The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) is one of the strangest recipients of the Academy Award for Best Documentary due to its obtuse facts and florid doomsday message. The film utilizes mesmerizing microcinematography of insects juxtaposed with narration from our host Nils Hellstrom, a fictional mad scientist who poetically reveals that insects stand to take over the world and laugh on the collective grave of the human race. Part documentary, part horror film, part apocalyptic prophecy, The Hellstrom Chronicle is the dark, foreboding step-mother of Microcosmos. The film was produced and conceived by David L. Wolper, producer of such far-reaching productions as Roots, The Thorn Birds, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Wattstax, penned by Omen scribe David Seltzer and features a fabulous synthy score by master-composer Lalo Schifrin. Campy, creepy, provocative and hypnotizing, The Hellstrom Chronicle has got it all! Paired with this beautifully prophetic mockumentary are two 1950s crackpot science films brought to you by the world’s strangest bible science film producers, The Moody Institute of Science. Evangelist Erwin “The Million Volt Man” Moon shocks his crew to demonstrate God's design in The Electric Eel (1954) and goes on to manipulate a couple of furry tree clingers in Slow as a Sloth (1954). It is an evening that explores if science can remain science when you take it personal.