» Documentaries? At Salonathon 3/12

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Films include:

Pie Fight 69 by Christian Bruno and Sam Green 8 min.
The 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival opens on the steps of City Hall, but is unexpectedly attacked by independent filmmakers with pies. This footage was long-lost and then found and made into a movie in the late 1990s.

Great Man and Cinema by Jim Finn 4 min.
Kim Jong Il, the Stalinist David O. Selznick, runs the state film studio as a way of promoting his own and his father’s cult of personality. The film’s title “Great Man and Cinema” comes from a propaganda booklet filled with stories of how the Dear Leader has written, edited, produced and given acting advice in films for the last 40 years. This film succinctly synthesizes the Dear Leader’s directing philosophy with his feelings toward the imperialist beast at his heels.

Sneakin’ and Peakin’ by Tom Palazzolo 15 min. Made with Mark Rance.
We traveled to Indiana back roads to see and shoot the annual Miss Nude Universe Contest held at a “notorious” nudist camp. They wanted $15 a head at the gate so we parked down the road and crawled through the brush. Once in, we encountered truckers and hundreds of Sunday photographers straining for a shot at the contestants. Afterwards we joined the quest for stray women willing to pose. After a quick success we headed home with our catch in the can. (This film also contains shots of the Mr. Nude Trucker Contest.)

Something Else by Kevin Jerome Everson 2 min.
Something Else is a film about found footage as subject matter and Miss Black Roanoke, Virginia 1971 expressing her thoughts about the upcoming Miss Black Virginia 1971 Pageant.

Peaches by Anders Nelson 14 min
‘Peaches’ is about a brother and sister who form a pact that they will only eat peaches together after the somewhat traumatic loss of her virginity. The relationship turns serious and far more complicated.

I’m Keith Hernandez by Rob Perri 20 min. Part baseball documentary, part anti drug film, part socio-political satire, I’M KEITH HERNANDEZ utilizes a version of Hernandez life as a vehicle to discuss how male identity is shaped by TV/film, sports, advertising, and pornography.

Winner: Best short film 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival