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Monday, June 17, 2019

Straight Jacket Affair 2019


THIS YEAR'S 2019 STRAIGHT JACKET GUERRILLA FILM FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT AN AWARDS SCREENING DURING THIS YEAR’S 3RD ANNUAL STRAIGHT JACKET AFFAIR, SAT AUG 31ST AT 7PM. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT TEXPOP, THE SOUTH TEXAS MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE. AN UNDERGROUND ART GALLERY WHICH BRINGS ARTISTS AND VISITORS TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE STATUS QOU OF POP CULTURE AROUND THEM AND IT’S DIY SOCIETY. ON THIS TERRIFIC NIGHT WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE A FILM ESPECIALLY CHOSEN FOR A POP AUDIENCE. A FILM SPECIAL ENOUGH TO STAND OUT AMONG OUR ENTIRE 2019 FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE SELECTION. A GUERRILLA FILM SHOWCASE FOR THE COMPANY OF YOUR VIEWING AND CRITIQUE. WE TAKE THIS NIGHT AS A CHANCE TO EXPRESS OUR DEVOTION TO WHAT WE BELIEVE IS OUR FILM VOLTA AND REBEL PHILOSOPHY WHICH KEEPS THE NEW PUNK CINEMA MOVEMENT ALIVE, EVER GROWING, FULL OF CONTINUOUS DISCOVERY AND NEW CHANGE. A PHILOSOPHY WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO THE BASIS OF WHAT WE THINK LIES BEHIND THE REVOLUTIONIZING INNOVATIONS THAT DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF FAST FOOD CINEMA. THIS UNDERGROUND WORLD OF MOVIE SHOWCASING THAT AIMS TO DESTROY HOLLYWOOD’S CAGE OF FILM INDUSTRY STANDARDS BY FLOODING THE MASSES WITH EXPERIMENTAL, GUERRILLA AND ANTI-ART FILM.

AS UNREALISTIC AMERICAN STANDARDS AND ITS DEMANDING STEREOTYPES ARE PRESSURING US TO CONFORM, THE REALITY OF IT ALL IS ITS CONTROLLING OUR LIVES WITH FANTASY’S OF FAKE IDEAL WAYS OF LIVING, TO KEEP US WORKING HARDER AND CONSUMING MORE. MEANWHILE WE DISCONNECT TO THE REALNESS OF LIFE FIGHTING THE IMPERFECTIONS OF THE ANTI BEAUTY TO AVOID THE TRUTHS OF PAIN, AGING, LOVE AND DEATH. AS THIS SOAKS UP MAN KIND’S EGO, TIME, MONEY AND HAPPINESS WE STRUGGLE TO SINCERELY RELATE TO TODAY'S STORIES AND ITS PERFECT LOOKING CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE THEATER’S WHICH HAS NOW BECOME A LESS POPULAR PLACE TO ENJOY MOVIES.


NOW MORE AND MORE POP AUDIENCE’S ARE BECOMING ENTERTAINED AND DISTRACTED BY EXPLORING THE UNLIMITED VIDEO AND FILM ADVENTURES FOUND IN YOUTUBE CYBER SPACE. A PLACE WHERE FILMS ARE DISTRIBUTED ONLINE FOR FREE GIVING ANY FILM MAKER THE CHANCE TO GET THEIR FILM SEEN BY MANY NEW AND WIDE AUDIENCES. THIS IS TAKING A NUMBER OF POP AUDIENCE’S BY SURPRISE AND THESE SPECTATORS ARE WANDERING THE UNLIMITED NUMBER OF MOVIES, CLIPS, VLOGS, DIY MUSIC VIDEOS, DEMOS, TUTORIALS, UNDERGROUND FILMS AND MUCH MORE MOVING IMAGERY OF SILLY HOMEMADE VIDEOS TAKEN WITH A CAMERA PHONE THAT HAVE BEEN UPLOADED TO THE POOL OF JUNK MEDIA WORTHY OF RELATING TO.

AS STRAIGHT JACKET GIVES THESE GUERRILLA FILM MAKERS A HOME FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE AS FILM FESTIVAL WORTHY FILMS, WE CONTINUE TO PROMOTE THE ARTIST AND THE ARTIST’S HAND BY SHOWCASING THEIR PASSION AND VISION TO BECOMING EXPERIMENTAL BY BREAKING THE RULES. THESE ARTIST’S DIY PUNK MENTALITY’S HAVE SUCCEEDED BY TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR FATE, AND FILM MAKING DESTINY BY DETERMINING THEIR OWN PROCESS AND TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR TECHNIQUES. AS THESE FILM MAKERS ARE STARTING TO SET THE PATH FOR OTHER FILM MAKERS TO BECOME INSPIRED TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH NO LIMITS. THEIR IMAGINATION ALLOWS THEM TO FLOURISH BY USING RESOURCEFUL AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING METHODS, WHERE NOW A GUERRILLA FILM CAN BE MADE ON NO BUDGET.

WE PAY HOMAGE TO THESE PIONEERS WHO STARTED OUT WITH JUST THEMSELVES AND MAYBE ONE OTHER PERSON. THEIR AMBITION TO DOCUMENT THE WORLD AROUND THEM AS THEY TRULY SEE IT THROUGH THEIR EYES, GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO EXPRESS A PERSONAL KIND OF INDIVIDUALITY. BY DEFYING HOLLYWOOD’S CAGE OF FILM INDUSTRY STANDARDS, THEIR PASSION TO FORM ORIGINAL IDEAS BROUGHT THEIR VISION TO REALITY. SO TO ANY ONE WHO OWNS A CAMERA PHONE AND HAS THE PASSION, DESIRE AND AMBITION TO MAKE A MOVIE ....DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM! WE COMEND YOU… THE WORLD IS YOURS!

ON THIS SPECIAL NIGHT MELINDA MARTINEZ BRINGS TOGETHER A GROUP OF ARTISTS TO SHOWCASE A UNIQUE ART EXPOSE consisting of many different STYLES coming together to EXHIBIT their artistic talents, CONCEPTS and creative PROCESS.

TO INTRODUCE THE NIGHT OF FESTIVITIES Thomas Lahomme will present an experimental interpretation of sound and poetry feat. an improvisation of Theremin by Anti-
Beauty's solo project.

The Entire Straight Jacket Guerrilla Online Film Festival will screen its total 2019 FILM SELECTION FROM AUG 15th through Aug 21st @ straightjacketguerrillafilmfestival.com and for more info on the film festival screening schedule visit our website straightjacketguerrillafilmfestival.com


WHERE THIS NIGHT WILL TAKE US WE SHALL ONLY WAIT AND SEE… THE ELECTRONIC AUDITORY VISIONS IS THAT OF A FUTURE DISCO. FROM A LINE UP OF SYNTHESIZER MANIPULATORS AND PERFORMERS, A LIVE SHOW OF KILLER ELCTRO CLASH… AND MIND BLOWING… SYNTH WIZARDRY COMPETES FOR THE CLIMAX OF SYNTH BLASTING. BETWEEN MUSICIANS In A SYNTH BATTLE FEAT. PERFORMANCES BY DAE FEOUR, CEDRIC CROW AND SPECIAL GUEST ...WHERE SYNTHESIZERS WILL BATTLE IT OUT TO BE THE FORE FRONT OF AN ENGAGING BACKGROUND OF AN ACID POP DREAM EXPERIMENTATION TO PRESENT “DICA” THE ACID DREAM EXPERIMENT… AN ABSTRACT FORM OF VISUAL POETRY THAT TAKES US ON A ROLLER COASTER OF COLORFUL MOVING PAINTINGS WHERE COLLIDING RAINBOWS MEET. THIS PSYCHEDELIC DISPLAY OF AVANT GARDE ACTS OF PERFORMANCE ART AND MODERN DANCE FILL THE EVERLASTING TIME AND SPACE MOMENT BY MOMENT TIMELESSLY. WITH EXPERIMENTAL FILM TRANSFORMATIONS. BETWEEN SCENES AND VIDEO ART TRANSITIONS WHERE DEPICTIONS OF ACID PUNK FILM ARE SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A VIDEO ARTIST AND NO WAVE THINKER PRESENTS THE ACID SHOW. A VIDEO ART FILM VOLTA IS SOMETHING YOU DON’T WANNA MIISS... AND OF COURSE TO CONCLUDE A MAGICAL NIGHT OF ELECTRICITY… A LIVE ACT THAT CAPTIVATES THE SOUL TO END THE FESTIVITIES, THE GENIUS MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS OF WICKED SEGA CHIPTUNE’S MASTER DYA AKA AARON HICKMAN




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