TALES OF THE RAT FINK
Friday 27th July - 7:30pm - £7/£5 members & concessionsTALES OF THE RAT FINK Dir. Ron Mann, 2006 76mins From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL and GRASS comes TALES OF THE RAT FINK, Ron Mann's wildly inventive bio about Renaissance man Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who engineered a shift in mid-twentieth century culture with his customized cars, "monster" T-shirts and America's alternative rodent - "Rat Fink". The subject of Tom Wolfe's essay "The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby", Ed Roth helped fuel the "Kustom Kulture" / Hot rod movement of the 1960s in Southern California. Hot Rodding grew from crude backyard engineering where performance was the bottom line into a refined art form where aesthetics were equally important. Mann's largely animated documentary features the voice talents of John Goodman, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno, Brian Wilson, Tom Wolfe, Matt Groening, Robert Williams, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul LeMat, Billy F Gibbons, and The Smothers Brothers. + Ken Hollings in conversation with Edwin Pouncey (AKA Savage Pencil) about Ed Roth. + PRODRAGPINUP Dir. Roger K. Burton, 2006 40mins Where the catwalk crashes with the dragstrip.