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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

It's That Time of Year Again
SF Documentary Film Fest


Regular readers of the Isotope Communique will know that we are big fans of the independent films and have even been known to make some of our own. So you know we're going to be catching as much of the San Francisco DocFest as humanly possible. Here are some of the highlights.

Punk Like Me
Rich Wilkes has always wanted to be a rock star and at 37, married, a new dad, and with no singing ability, he finally decided to make it happen. He throws together a punk-rock mariachi band, but quest for sex, drugs & rock 'n roll get complicated when he had to bring his wife, child and in-laws on tour.

Pizza! The Movie
Acrobatic dough tossing? This film chronicles the drama, controversy, and hilarity of uniquely talented pizza acrobats battling through a scandal-and controversy-ridden preliminary dough-tossing competition in New York City and is bound to do for pizza dough tossing what Breakin' did for break dancing.

The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief
A cultural shift in Japan's massive adult entertainment industry has recently created a burgeoning industry: host boy cafes for women in search of young, attractive partners. This flick takes us on a journey into a world where boys trained to have the clothes, the talk, the walk, and the eye for rich girls are selling love in the Osaka underground scene.

The Future of Pinball
Pinball wizards will be interested to hear the inside story of how the world's largest pinball manufacturer tried to revitalize it's dying market with "Pinball 2000" pinball, an idea that died just when it was supposed to take off. Including interviews with legends of the pinball industry, Pinball is a story about personality, passion, and a bold, dizzying success followed by a stunning failure.


Unauthorized and Proud of it: Todd Loren's Rock'N'Roll Comics

A chronicle of Todd Loren, the controversial publisher of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars. Despite his success, Loren's inconsistent and frequently insufferable behavior created legions of enemies. At the height of his success, Loren was fatally stabbed, and his murder officially remains unsolved. Here's the story of the man who established First Amendment rights for comics books, while simultaneously pissing off the entire music industry... so be sure to catch this one!

All this and more at the SF DocFest 2006