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IndieFest: Access Denied

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 11, 2010

Marquee for the Roxie Theater

Feb. 13
2:45 p.m.
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hosted by: IndieFest and Bay Area Video Coalition

As part of San Francisco’s IndieFest film festival, curator Rodney Perkins will screen some of the most outrageous and most memorable bits from the wild wasteland of public access TV. And, if you miss the Saturday, Feb. 13 screening, you can catch the program again on Monday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 p.m., also at the Roxie.

Perkins, a programmer for Fantastic Fest and a film critic for the awesome site Twitch, has collected many rare and obscure artifacts from public access TV in S.F. and elsewhere. Much of this material isn’t even available to watch online. You think YouTube has it all? Think again, as some of this stuff is too deranged for the Internet.

Clips have been culled from sources such as the rock ‘n’ roll show Burn My Eye, the Guy Maddin produced and starring Survival!, Jerkbeast the angriest show ever, musical interludes by R. Stevie Moore; plus tons of public access preachers, talk shows and the ubiquitous call-in shows.

The “art” of the public access show is pretty much dead all over the country, but relive it all over again with this wild program.

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