Sunday, August 23, 2015

This Saturday Night at Foothill College: The KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival

Where does one turn, at this point between ennui and activity that always marks the period between summer's end and the official beginning of fall?

Don't stress, distress or stay depressed, even if your favorite MLB team is languishing in last place.

Yes, just like a brain-eating zombie in a cheap horror movie or TV show - and on what would have been the 57th birthday of entertainer, Three Stooges fan and film collector Michael "Thriller" Jackson - the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival returns to Foothill College for that distinctive blend of all 16mm mayhem and merriment this very weekend.

Our overstocked archive is bursting at the seams with new material that demands yet another show!

This includes the "as inevitable as death and taxes" ancient TV commercials, forgotten cartoons, semi-successful educational and advertising films, trailers from bad movies, Soundies, Scopitones and Snader Telescriptions.

And, as fate and the spirits of Michael, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Tor Johnson and Edward D. Wood Jr. would have it, the Boys Of Psychotronix will be ON THE RADIO on KFJC with Psychotronix Film Festival co-founder, movie music expert and fez-wearing host Robert Emmett from 6PM to 7PM PST tomorrow evening.

Of course, the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival is 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 bargain-basement DVDs of bargain-basement movies that will never, EVER make the AFI "Best Of" list.

Back again and it's great to be back, back, back like Mr. Magoo on Broadway: the "fall 2015 classic" KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival

Who: Archivist-curators Sci Fi Bob Ekman, Scott Moon, (yours truly) Psychotronic Paul F. Etcheverry and host Robert Emmett of KFJC's Norman Bates Memorial Soundtrack Show!

What: 16mm films (the vinyl of visuals), formerly unwanted and unloved, now presented for your entertainment!

When: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Where: Room 5015, Foothill College campus
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills (El Monte exit off 280)

Showtime: 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Why: We like cheesy movies. No, we LOVE cheesy movies.
Admission? $5 Donation Benefits KFJC. Bring $3 for Parking.
Parking: Lot #5.

Public Transit: Cal Train and VTA
Info: Foothill College Transportation & Parking.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Arrive early, as the shows often sell out.

With a respectful tip of top hats worn by Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein to Judy Zillen and Scott Moon for these great posters and logos, we say. . . be seeing you. Be there or be oblong!

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