Monday, December 03, 2018
This Saturday At Foothill College: Start Holiday Festivities with the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival!
Poster by Scott Moon. Lobby cards by Sci Fi Bob Ekman.
For over 25 years, the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival has presented a film archivist jam session - and we'll be back at Foothill College's Room 5015 with another freewheeling improvised program of questionable entertainment this Saturday!
Our mission: wreak a winter non-wonderland of pop culture mayhem, riding hallucinatory shotgun through the irritated bowels of 20th century popular culture.
Tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. you can hear us who have been perpetrating this festival since 1992 jabber about all about it (A.K.A. attempt to explain something that utterly defies rational explanation), on KFJC 89.7 FM, on Robert Emmett's Thoughtline.
In the "And Now For Something Completely Different" approach to film programming, archivist-producers Bob Ekman, Scott Moon and yours truly create the cinematic extravaganza on the fly, responding to audience reaction and choosing films accordingly.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening's Festivities: expert on all things involving film and TV soundtrack music and "host with the most" Mr. Robert Emmett of KFJC-FM's "Norman Bates Memorial Soundtrack Show," who shall preside over the "rilly big shoe" with style, bon mots and door prizes aplenty.
The visual music (cacophony?) draws from a diverse range of oddly tuned instruments: trailers from the worst movies, well-intentioned but now unintentionally hilarious 1950's commercials and "educational" films, phantasmagorical clips from the early days of silent movies, not to mention Incredibly Strange Cartoons!
Also among the usual suspects: bizarro comedy shorts, snack bar ads, trailers from the worst movies and the uber-campiest of uber-campy musical shorts (especially Scopitones and Soundies).
Also love clips from double-entendre packed Pre-Code goodies, thunder lizards", kidvid, serial chapters, puppet animation, 1950's car commercials and whatever not-exactly-cinematic drek we can dredge up for the occasion. And we don't know what riff we'll play until the show is underway!
What? The KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival
Where? Room 5015, Foothill College campus, Los Altos Hills, CA (El Monte exit off of Highway 280)
When? Saturday December 8, 2018 from 7:00 to 11:15 PM
Why? Because it's big screen fun, we give away cheesy door prizes at intermission, and $5 admission benefits our favorite radio station, KFJC 89.7.
While showtime is at seven o'clock (pretty darn sharp), get there early - these shows sell out.