Friday, May 09, 2008


Following up on his Raza program of a couple of years back, Jesse Lerner returns to Oddball Cinema to present "Chicano: Brown and Proud", a program of early landmark Chicano films featuring playwright/director Luis Valdez's 1972 satire Los Vendidos (The Sell-Outs), Jesus Salvador Trevino's pioneering Yo Soy Chicano, plus candy-colored San Francisco Low Riders, the trailer for the upcoming film Why I Ride From Low to Slow and other bronze rarities.

Lerner's Raza program will be followed by "Wooden Nickels and 2-Dollar Bills: An Evening of Lies, Phonies and Falsehoods". This second program includes 16mm shorts such as False Witness reconstructing the false "proof" that the Lost Tribes of Israel had settled the Americas. Also featured is the famous anthropological hoax, the discovery of the Tasaday, documented in A Message from the Stone Age and Van Meegeren's Faked Vermeers, the 1948 film telling the story of the Dutch forger of old masters. Also featured will be footage of Bigfoot and excepts from Monsters Mysteries or Myths, narrated by Rod Serling and featuring an investigation of the Loch Ness Monster.

Date: Friday, May 9th at 8:00PM and 10:00PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp St. San Francisco (Off Mission between 17th and 18th)
Admission: $10.00 (per program); Limited Seating RSVP Only to: 415-558-8117 or

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