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February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

TICKETS for SORE LOSERS at 518 Val Sat Feb 3, 730p HERE


Director John Michael McCarthy – 1997 USA 90 min – IndieFest 1999 program note:


The winner of Video Eyeball Magazine’s “Best Drive in Movie Award” this is the ultimate in comic magazine delicatessen for fans of punk, horror and sci fi. Featuring the ’50s hoodlum Blackie (Jack Oblivian), his fortean friend Mike (Mike Maker), sado-masochist ex-con Kerine (Kerine Elkins), her decomposing mother and the strapping motorcycle fairie girl Goliatha (D’Lana Tunnell of Teenage Tupolo), the characterrrs have got to be seen to be believed. Blackie, an escapee from Lo-Fi frequency limbo, is on a redemptive mission set by The Elder (sexpolitation pioneer David F. Friedman) to complete a beatnik/hippy killing spree started in the ’50s. All is well until he defaults when accomplice Kerine shoots one victim (her mother) over the allotted head count of twelve and the Men in Black (Tokyo punks Guitar Wolf) arrive to finish the job. Mayhem unsues through numerous car confrontations, hippie splatterings, a rompous electocution scene and fine editing. Plastic, pulp, leather and a bit of meat make this gory dish a raunchy treat. – Marlene Friis, SF IndieFest





DATES: Jan 7-10, 1999

Venues: Victoria and Roxie Theaters

Features: 17  Shorts: 1  Parties: 3  Bands: 3 Total Films: 18  Total Films To Date: 18. 

With: Jeff Ross, Marisa Pearl, Becky Mertens, Jane Pavis, Dan Rodenburg, Ninfa Dawson, Lynn Coakley, Rick Rayman, Joanne Parsont, Jennifer Schwartz, Kathleen Mullen, Paul Rowley, Doug Jones

Sponsors: Tower Records, Lost Weekend Video, Bay Guardian, Rainbow Grocery, Travelodge, sfstation.com

NOTES: IndieFest launches the careers of Jennifer Garner (opening night film 1999 was her first role in a feature) and Luke Wilson (who, along with Alicia Witt, starred in fest selection Bongwater). Only one of the two 35mm cans arrive for the screening of 1999 (the maker only labeled one of them!) and we have to show the very first film of the festival on VHS. Against all expectations, 3000 people attend the festival (funded like many of its films by Jeff Ross’ credit cards) and an institution is born.


February 3, 2018
7:30 pm
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518 Valencia Gallery
518 Valencia St
San Francisco, 94110