Sunday, August 08, 2010

Hilarious, obscenity-filled outbursts of Winnebago Man were viral and resulted in the documentary of the same name; see it @ RFC August 13 - 15

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"A fantastic new documentary is showing in downtown Shreveport at the Robinson Film Center this weekend (August 13-15) only," says Justin Woodman. "The film, "Winnebago Man," is a tale of a man named Jack Rebney who used to make instructional and promotional videos for the Winnebago vehicle brand. While filming these videos in the 1980s, he would flub a line, or miss a mark, sending him into a tirade of obscenties making even the drunkest, saltiest sailor within earshot blush beet-red. It is these outtakes that made Mr. Rebney a legend in the videotape underground world. The internet and the further creation of Youtube sent Rebney's hilarious outbursts into the stratosphere with millions of hits."

"'Winnebago Man," the movie, is about a man, infamous for something he did decades ago, from which he never intended to be infamous. The film is about the search for that man, Mr. Rebney."

"Winnebago Man" is for those that love documentaries, comedies, the outdoors, outdoor vehicles and diatribes more of the sixteen-letter-plus variety. Check out, to watch the trailer, and don't watch if foul language offends you."

Continues Woodman, "The Robinson Film Center is getting this film the same weekend as hipster cities such as Eugene, Oregon and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and here's the greatest thing, the RFC is getting this film a full seven days before it hits Dallas, and the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. That's how far we've come in such a short time. Used to be, we had to go to those cities just to see a film like this and now we're getting it first. There are only six showings of this film, this Friday through Sunday. I hope that Shreveport-Bossier will come out and support what Michael Moore calls, "One of the funniest documentaries ever made!" and The Onion gives, "Three Thumbs Up!""

Showtimes at the RFC: Friday- 5:30, Saturday-1:15, 5:15, 9:15, Sunday-3:15, 7:15.

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