From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 21:28:11 PST
Another pretty good set-in-San Francisco and (sorta) shot like a documentary is the clumsily-titled …AND THEN GOD BECAME DISORIENTED IN THE FOREST OF HIGHER ANIMALS, a virtually unknown (at this late date) feature-length film by Gibbs Chapman, produced under the moniker "J.G. Chapman" I believe, and "released" circa 1995. It's basically a loose-jointed dystopian sci-fi film that plays like a shaggy dog kind of slacker vehicle. A group of vague rebels live outside the corporate/government city/state scavenging and building things, having vaguely existentialist conversations. It's beautifully shot and has a nice slow pacing and uses all sorts of actual (clearly un-permitted) locations (SF airport parking lot; BART; middle of the street downtown), kind of transforming San Francisco and environs into an empty future city. I thought it was a great film when it came out. I saw it twice in '95; can't say I heard of a screening since, or outside the Bay Area,
although it's hard to believe.
Deep trivia junkies will no doubt thrill to note that the film stars one-time Werepad impresario Jacques Boyreau, himself a maker of such underground classics as PLANET MANSON, HIPPIE PORN (disputed), and IN.
--- On Tue, 1/20/09, k. a.r. <email suppressed> wrote:
> From: k. a.r. <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: Apocalypse films
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 5:02 PM
> there is an independent film that I got from netflix.
> It is called ever since the world ended, and is set in San
> Shot documentary style.
> this is a really good one, too. Its animated. Also has a
> cool David Gilmore/Bowie soundtrack. Its about 45 minutes
> long, I think.
> "When the Wind Blows depicts a nuclear attack on the
> UK by the Soviet Union from the viewpoint of a retired
> couple, Jim and Hilda Bloggs. The Bloggs live in rural
> and exhibit considerable confusion regarding the nature and
> of their situation, which is sometimes used to generate
> gentle comedy
> as well as darker elements. As the novel progresses their
> becomes steadily more hopeless as they suffer from the
> effects of radiaiton sickness. The film ends on an extremely
> bleak note, with them both dying as they pray."
> Kristie Reinders, B.F.A.
> Director of Cinematography, Electric Visions
> Curator and Head Projectionist, Electric Mural Project
> The Mission, San Francisco, CA
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