Sunday, August 22, 2010
Psychotronically Yours by Robert Emmett
The KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival returns to Foothill College this Saturday.
When: Saturday, August 28 7:00pm to 11:00pm (come early for best seats)
Where: Room 5015 on the Foothill College Campus
What: 16mm films (the vinyl of visuals), formerly unwanted and unloved, now presented for your entertainment
Cost: $5 Donation for KFJC and $2 for parking on campus
Why: Summer 2010 not-busters like Clash Of The Titans and The Last Airbender have kept us out of the theatres. Sex And The City 2 didn't have enough of either and most 3-D movies have been dull, deadly duds.
Though rumors of the coming of the next Edward D. Wood, Jr. notwithstanding, none of us has been able to adequately assess the relative merits of Birdemic. Where does one turn, at this point between ennui and activity that always marks the period between Summer's end and Fall?
Don't distress or stay depressed! We are squeezing in an extra Psychotronix this year, as we usually only have one in December and another in Spring.
There has been a deluge of new-to-us ancient commercials, forgotten cartoons, bizarre movie trailers and antique music performances. Our overstocked archive is bursting at the seams with new material that demands another show, to show-off some of the coolest odd-ball films you are likely to see.
But it's not just about films - fabulous door prizes will be given away, like Star Trek - The Wrath Of Kahn figurines, "drinking monkey" shot glasses, a Psychoanalyst comic book and delightful DVDs like I Bury The Living, Hercules In New York, Jesse James Vs. Frankenstein's Daughter and many more films that will never make the AFI "Best Of" list.
Foothill remodeled Room 5015, so we have to say "NO Food" at this time. Also, there aren't any vending machines close by. So, come hungry for films and fun, not hungry.
The good thing about the remodel is the new chairs in 5015 are wider and comfortable - no more broken springs. Unfortunately, to get wider, we lost a couple of seats overall, so please come early.
Let's finish the Summer of 2010 the right way - Psychotronically (as if that is really a word).
Bring your friends and have a blast!
Be seeing you!
Robert Emmett, The Norman Bates Memorial Soundtrack Show, KFJC-FM