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Counterflicks: A Night of Folk Cinema!

A Night of Folk Cinema!

HOWDY FOLKS! Gather ‘round for an evening of FOLK CINEMA! From deconstructions of ubiquitous midwestern idols to reminiscences on vanishing urban landscapes to hilarious retellings of train-hopping trips trips gone horribly wrong, the films presented tonight are observational portraits of the people, tall-tales, and (mis)adventures that exist on the periphery of American fantasy. NIK NERBERN’S “IN THE SHADOW OF PAUL BUNYAN” exposes the bigger-than-life Depression-era symbol of industrial pride for the history-erasing blockade that it is, while GRETA SNIDER’S “PORTLAND” recounts a ‘90s punk-era odyssey of a failed (but comical) escapade from SF to Portland by freight, Also along with us for the ride is …  


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