Category: Awesome Events

Video Tonfa Takes on The Deadbeat at Dawn!

Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of hosting a little event at my vintage clothing shop here in Portland, Oregon called Hollywood Babylon. We showed two movies and hung some awesome art by Tim Goodyear, who’s “Video Tonfa” work can be seen in Pork Magazine regularly. Goodyear does movie reviews, but not only that, he gives his own interpretation of the movies VHS /dvd box art and reviews the film where the movie’s synopsis normally appears. It’s a rad way to read a review and it’s also pretty damn fun to look at! So when we decided to have him grace the store walls with his art he also gave us an event poster featuring his interpretation of one of the movies we watched, Deadbeat at Dawn, which I have raved about here not too long ago.  The movie got a great new look on the poster, and if this flick ever gets released again on dvd I hope they decide to use Goodyear’s work for the box art! Check it

Deadbeat at Dawn Video Tonfa

Also here’s a great interview with Goodyear via GRIDLords and a close up of one of his reviews…




Found Footage Festival, Good Times.

James here, Last night Universal Dork blogger Peter Saturday and myself checked out the touring “Found Footage Fest” at the Laurelhurst Theater here in Portland. And I have to say it was pretty awesome. The entire premise of the fest is pretty much inherit in their name. It’s all found footage from old VHS tapes found anywhere from thrift stores to dumpsters. According to the website, the two guys (Joe and Nick) that put on this fest have been collecting these videos since 1991 and they watch hours upon hours of these videos to find the true gems that we get to see in the final product. Check out their tour dates to see when they will be visiting a city near you. They do a great job of guiding us through the re-discovered gold that is the Found Footage Fest. If you can’t wait, the website has some great videos. Here are a few of my favorites.
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