[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
Documentary - THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND).
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
effort (Lou Adler's LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS) to
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
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
* Trailer for THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND
* 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
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 Internationals 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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