Oddball Films welcomes film collector, filmmaker and found footage expert Anthony Buchanan all the way from Colorado for our Cinema Soiree Series, a monthly soiree featuring visiting authors, filmmakers and curators presenting and sharing cinema insights. Buchanan will be swinging into Oddball to unspool some of his new super8 films--predominantly found footage--which deal with issues of media hypnosis, distorted perception in American life, satirical but poignant commentaries on home movie traditions and ideologies, and other American mythologies. Source material for the films include orphan home movies from the '70s, Hollywood classics remixed with personally-shot footage, audio pulled from dumpsters, discarded VHS tapes, Buchanan's own one-reelers, and other media ephemera.
Buchanan's super8 mm films include KneelReel (2015), Manipulating the T-Bone (2015), Flip Flick (2015), I, CHRIS (2016), and ATA Lives (2016). Also included in the program are 16mm vintage satires on consumer culture from Buchanan's own archive, as well as gems pulled from Oddball's collection including Report (1967) by Bruce Conner and Future Shock! (1972) narrated by Orson Welles!!