THE WEIRD and WONDERFUL WORLD of INDUSTRIAL MUSICALS

Diesel Dazzle… Got to Investigate Silicones…The Bathrooms Are Coming…? Welcome to the bonkers alternate universe of industrial musical theater, presented by Letterman and Simpsons writer Steve Young. Steve, a Massachusetts native and Woods Hole Film Festival regular, discovered corporate musicals while gathering obscure albums for the Letterman show’s "Dave's Record Collection" comedy bit. Years later, Steve is the world's authority on the bizarrely entertaining shows created for company conventions and sales meetings from the 50’s to the 80’s that the public was never meant to see or hear. Steve, the star of Dava Whisenant’s award-winning documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway, loves to bring the jaw-dropping delights of industrial musicals to audiences around the country, featuring ultra-rare films from his collection that can’t be seen anywhere else. Thrill to cheerfully twisted in-house musical propaganda from General Electric, Kellogg’s, American-Standard, Citgo, Purina, and more, with Steve’s affectionately snarky commentary (and even a bit of live music). It’s a secret world of Americana that will astonish, amuse, perplex — and just might make you want to go out and sell, sell, sell!

  • 75 minutes
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The Woods Hole Film Festival is presented by the Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to: organize the annual Festival; form relationships and strategic alliances with other film festivals and organizations to showcase independent film; emphasize the work of emerging and New England filmmakers; showcase the work of independent filmmakers who have a relationship to Cape Cod or whose films are relevant to or enhance the quality of life on Cape Cod and to develop and foster a creative independent film community within the Festival and on Cape Cod. The Festival also works with individuals, businesses and institutions to develop and present programs and events that further its goals.

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