OCD's Long Hot Summer Special...
Welcome to the Total Surveillance State! ...Its Agents, Dupes, and Discontents...
In this vertiginous moment of dangerously psychotic civil life, OCD tricks out a tangled web of critical compilation docs that focus on crucial figures of 20C fear-mongering, conspiracy-thinking, and paranoia: L. Ron Hubbard, the Rainbow Man, and the Unabomber...
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Yes, 3 Other Cinema DVDs for $33!!! That's less than half-price!
Binding these several non-fiction essays is the delusional, even millennial psychology of their subjects.
Sam Green (The Weather Underground, Utopia in Four Movements) is the mastermind behind this quartet of quirky pieces on American pop culture gone wrong. In The Rainbow Man/John 3:16, Rollen Frederick Stewart achieves notoriety by appearing at thousands of televised sporting events wearing his trademark rainbow-colored afro wig, later becoming a born-again Christian...with tragic consequences. Also on this disc, Pie Fight '69 unearths lost footage of the notorious "pie fight" incident at the 1969 San Francisco Film Festival when costumed radicals descend on the fancy black tie & red carpet festival with one fully laden pie truck 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.
Lutz Dammbeck's The Net explores the incredibly complex backstory of Ted Kaczynski , the infamous Unabomber . This exquisitely crafted inquiry into the rationale of this mythic figure situates him within a late 20th Century web of technology—a system that he grew to oppose. Circling through themes of utopianism, anarchism, terrorism, CIA, LSD, Tim Leary, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, The Net exposes a hidden matrix of revolutionary advances, coincidences, and conspiracies.
A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles: L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and "mother of the New Age movement").
These 3 apocalyptic essays for $33. Limited Time Offer!