[spectre] New DVD Release: THE RAINBOW MAN/JOHN 3:16

Joel S. Bachar joel at microcinema.com
Thu Feb 26 21:15:45 CET 2004

Blackchair DVD Collection Releases Academy Award Nominee, Sam Green's 
THE RAINBOW MAN/JOHN 3:16 from the Other Cinema DVD label.

Just in time for the Academy Awards®, the Blackchair DVD Collection 
proudly announces the March 23, 2004 release of THE RAINBOW MAN from 
Academy Award® nominee and San Francisco filmmaker, Sam Green, (Best 

Millions of Americans have seen Rollen Frederick Stewart, 
a.k.a. "Rainbow Man", who achieved notoriety during the late 70's by 
appearing in the crowd at thousands of televised sporting events 
wearing his trademark rainbow-colored afro wig. Later - after he 
became a born-again Christian - he added a sign reading "John 3:16". 
Over the years, grabbing the attention of the media became an 
obsession for Stewart. He abandoned his home and marriage to roam the 
country living out of his car, studying TV Guide each week in a never-
ending quest to stay televised.

"More than an exploration one life, THE RAINBOW MAN is a parable about 
alienation, the media, and the meaninglessness that often defines 
American life." - Trevor Groth, Sundance Film Festival

As a special bonus, the DVD offers three short works from Sam Green.   
PIE FIGHT '69 (co-directed with Christian Bruno) unearths lost footage 
of the notorious "pie fight" incident at the 1969 San Francisco Film 
Festival. Two dozen costumed radicals descend on the fancy black tie & 
red carpet festival with one fully laden pie truck, and six cameras, 
in order to wreak havoc.

Co-directed with Sarah Jacobson, THE FABULOUS STAINS: BEHIND THE MOVIE 
revisits  the checkered film history of a clumsy, cursed Hollywood 
capitalize on the rising visibility of girl power in the punk movement.

Also included is Sam's latest film, N JUDAH 5:30, "a sexy San 
Francisco train ride".

The Rainbow Man/John 3:16
Sam Green
70 minutes    (Feature + Short Works)
Price: $19.95* (special pre-order price)
Street Date: March 23, 2004

*for institutional rates, please contact info at microcinema.com

Special Features:

*    Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD

For more information or to arrange interviews with director Sam Green,
please call 415-637-1345 or e-mail info at microcinema.com

This DVD can be pre-ordered online at:

About Sam Green

Sam Green received his Master's Degree in Journalism from University 
of California at Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed 
artist Marlon Riggs. His most recent film THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND 
premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and has been nominated 
for an Academy Award (Best Documentary). Green's previous documentary, 
THE RAINBOW MAN/JOHN 3:16 premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival 
and screened at festivals worldwide, winning the Grand Prize at the 
USA Film Festival, and Best Documentary awards at the Ann Arbor Film 
Festival and the New York and Chicago Underground Film Festivals. Mr. 
Green currently lives in San Francisco and teaches film at the 
University of San Francisco.  He has been an artist in residence at 
the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Marin
Headlands. His film THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND is part of the 2004 
Whitney Biennial. 

About the Blackchair DVD Collection
The Blackchair DVD Collection features a catalogue of the 
international moving image arts, including feature films and short 
film compilations. The collection has been culled from the archives of 
Microcinema International’s “Independent Exposure” screening program, 
which has been presented every month, throughout the world, since 1996.

About Other Cinema DVD

The Other Cinema Digital project provides an alternative platform for 
the distribution of extraordinary film works. We celebrate peculiar 
visions and offbeat sensibilities, drawn from the contemporary 
underground as well as the archives. Be it auteur, exploitation, or 
industrial, OCD delivers a decidedly different audio-visual 
experience -- opening up spaces both marvelous and dangerous.

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