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Trashfilm Roadshows
On The Road With Subversive Movies

Author: Johannes Schönherr
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Format: Paperback
Size: 171mm x 240mm
Page Count: 169
ISBN-13: 9781900486194
Weight (g): 500
Genre: Headpressianism

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For Johannes Schönherr, no place has proven too distant nor too strange that he cannot screen or hunt down obscure underground trash movies.

From the bowels of New York’s Lower East Side to Moscow on a fake visa and Pyongyang, North Korea, Schönherr is a cinéaste on a mission. TRASHFILM ROADSHOWS tells of his trials and tribulations.

  • A Richard Kern show brought to a (perfect) halt by violent leftists
  • Schönherr’s strange invitation to Russia for the screening of anti-Communist propaganda
  • A trip across America in a dodgy vehicle loaded with reels of film
  • Wild cinematic discoveries at New York’s cheapest film-to-video transfer shop
  • Running a no-budget rathouse of a cinema
  • Nick Zedd being attacked by feminists in Nuremberg, Germany
  • GG Allin’s last gig
  • Disposing of a stash of heroin unearthed while renovating a movie theatre
  • Being branded an 'imperialist spy' in North Korea

“TRASHFILM ROADSHOWS captures much of Schönherr’s permanent Wanderjahr with dark humor and unabashed glee. Veteran New Yorkers may read the passages on the meteoric burnout of GG Allin and the brief tenure of the Lighthouse Cinema (‘Manhattan’s only full-scale desolation row theatre’) as elegy, but Schönherr himself is hardly falling prey to nostalgia.”
New York Press

“Pretty hilarious. Anybody who goes out of their way to show the American Cold War classic Red Nightmare in Communist countries deserves your support.”
Psychotronic Video

"Critical Vision only puts out great books, and this is one of their best ever. Strongly recommended"