Oddball Films and guest curator Christine Kwon present Love Lunatic: Or, How to Be Loved When You're a Psycho, a delightful selection of films that speak on the eternally incomprehensible theme of love. The night kicks off with the original bumbling lover, Buster Keaton, as he proves what women really want isn't money, but someone to risk his life in a pistol duel in She's Oil Mine. From there, The Magic Tree transports us to the Congo with a story about a son who risks everything for mommy dearest, followed by Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, a “moral tale” about a man whose only friend is a stuffed alligator, and what he does to be loved by dogs, horses and even children. The oddity continues with Wo*dy Wo*dpecker in Solid Ivory as the cheeky fowl reminds us the perils of male/female relations go well beyond human condition, but includes dressing up as a rooster and stealing a chicken's eggs so you can play pool. The centerpiece of the night features landmark lesbian film, Desert Hearts, a rare, if earnest, depiction of romantic love between two women against the moody backdrop of Reno, Nevada. Additional films round out a showcase that prove the art of seduction, the delights of puppy love, and the lengths in which a man, woman, or chicken will go to be with their object of affection truly defies all logic and reason.
Date: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming (at) oddballfilm.com