"Winnebago Man" and "Brute Force" at Maysles!
Type "The Angriest Man in the World" into any search engine, and one name appears-Jack Rebney, a.k.a. "The Winnebago Man"-an '80s RV salesman whose hilarious, profanity-strewn, on-the-job meltdown was captured on video and passed around on VHS tapes, before exploding into an Internet phenomenon seen by millions. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of the infamous viral video star and discovers him living a hermit-like existence on top of a mountain, unaware of his fame. Rebney turns out to be as sharp-tongued as ever, but more intelligent and lovable than anyone could have imagined. An outrageously funny and unexpectedly redemptive tale of one man's response to unintended celebrity, and proof that the truth is both stranger and funnier than fiction.
Winnebago Man will be preceded by the Ben Steinbauer short, Brute Force (15 min.), a profile about the singer/songwriter who goes by the name... Brute Force
In 1967, Brute Force had just released his first album on Columbia Records and was on the brink of becoming a star. The Beatles championed his next single, "King of Fuh," to be released on Apple Records. But dreams of fame and fortune quickly turned into nightmares when the record was censored and permanently shelved. In 2010, Sony and Apple reissued Brute Force's controversial music from the sixties, giving him another chance to re-capture his dreams of rock stardom.
A Q&A with filmmaker Ben Steinbauer and special guests to follow the screening.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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