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PLAGUES and PLEASURES on the SALTON SEA returns to the Red Vic; 8/1-8/3
Date Tuesday August 01
Time 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
RED VIC MOVIE HOUSE
1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415.668.8999
http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorChris Metzler
Emailmetzler [at] rocketmail.com
Phone415-771-9987
RED VIC MOVIE HOUSE
1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415.668.8999
http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contact: metzler [at] rocketmail.com

Return Engagement:

PLAGUES AND PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA
Tuesday Aug. 1 - Thursday Aug. 3

Showtimes: Tues & Thurs: 7:15, 9:15; Wed: 2:00, 7:15, 9:15

http://www.saltonseadoc.com

"Weird and wonderful." - The New Times

"Historically thorough and thoroughly hysterical." - L.A. Weekly

Dirs. Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer US 2005 (video: 71 min.)

Plagues and Pleasures is a feature documentary directed by Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer, with narration by legendary counterculture filmmaker John Waters and music by the southwestern, alt-rock supergroup, Friends of Dean Martinez.

Once known as the California Riviera, the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, coughing up dead fish and birds by the thousands. Yet a few hardy eccentrics hang on to hope, including a roadside nudist waving at passing European tourists, a man building a religious mountain out of mud and paint, beer-loving Hungarian Revolutionary Hunky Daddy, and the real-estate Ronald McDonald known simply as The Landman. Through their perceptions and misconceptions, the strange history and unexpected beauty of the Salton Sea is revealed.

Plays with short, LSD-A-GO-GO (Dir. Scott Calonico, 10 min.)

Director Chris Metzler will be present at evening screenings for Q&A.

Showtimes: Tues & Thurs: 7:15, 9:15; Wed: 2:00, 7:15, 9:15

Tickets: $8 for evening screenings, $6 for 2:00 matinees, $4 for seniors and children at all times. Tickets go on sale 20 minutes before each screening at the Red Vic box office.
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 31st, 2006 2:42 AM
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