CINEPUNX Episode 70: Rob Skvarla Talks Psuedo-Documentaries (MONDO CANE, THE CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH)

HELLO THERE CITIZENS, ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER DIRE YET ENTERTAINING TRANSMISSION FROM PLANET CINEPUNX?

That works, right? Hey friends, we return to you with another dynamic episode, filled with thrills and chills and…spills? This time for episode 70 we welcomed Rob Skvarla, writer/programmer/cineaste/unrepentant Goth Sad BOY!

I am so fat in that last picture, holy shit. Rob brought a topic to us which we would NEVER have chosen on our own but relates to his own research in gradschool, that is Psuedo-Documentaries. The three Rob chose for us relate, in his telling, directly to the later films of the Satanic Panic moment, and now to such films as The Clinton Files. The films we watched and discussed were

MONDO CANE

 

THE CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

 

THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH

 

We are pretty straight up with Rob that these films were not always fun to watch, but they led us to a fun and interesting discussion. Rob chose the music for the middle section, it is from one of the movies mentioned so see if you can figure it out, and our opening song is Crucifix.

There is, I suspect, more to say. However, I just want to get this episode out there for you to hear it

Big thanks as always to LVAC    for their generous support, and you should also check out PhilaMOCA cause Rob works there

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Liam O'Donnell is co-creator and co-host of the Cinepunx podcast and Editor in Chief of the Cinepunx website. Liam has written about film, music, politics and faith for a variety of publications in real life and online. Despite his advanced age he can be seen moshing in the greater Philadelphia area, usually to a cover song. He can be seen sitting in the audience at the newest comic book film, the retro drive-in screening of a Fulci film, or catching a series of Jodorowsky films. Liam has worked in social services, events planning, arts curation, education, community organizing, faith communities, and scooping ice cream. He has worked with festivals like This Is Hardcore Fest and The Awesome Fest. Despite all these things, Cinepunx is definitely the coolest thing he has ever done.
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