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By Film Threat Staff | March 25, 2004

Microcinema International’s Blackchair DVD Collection has just released “The Rainbow Man” from Academy Award nominee and San Francisco filmmaker, Sam Green, (Best Documentary – “The Weather Underground”).
Millions of Americans have seen Rollen Frederick Stewart, a.k.a. “Rainbow Man”, who achieved notoriety during the late 70’s by appearing in the crowd at thousands of televised sporting events wearing his trademark rainbow-colored afro wig. Later – after he became a born-again Christian – he added a sign reading “John 3:16”. Over the years, grabbing the attention of the media became an obsession for Stewart. He abandoned his home and marriage to roam the country living out of his car, studying TV Guide each week in a never-ending quest to stay televised.
As a special bonus, the DVD offers three short works from Sam Green. PIE FIGHT ’69 (co-directed with Christian Bruno) unearths lost footage of the notorious “pie fight” incident at the 1969 San Francisco Film Festival. Two dozen costumed radicals descend on the fancy black tie & red carpet festival with one fully laden pie truck, and six cameras, in order to wreak havoc. Co-directed with Sarah Jacobson, THE FABULOUS STAINS: BEHIND THE MOVIE revisits the checkered film history of a clumsy, cursed Hollywood effort (Lou Adler’s LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS) to capitalize on the rising visibility of girl power in the punk movement. Also included is Sam’s latest film, N JUDAH 5:30, “a sexy San Francisco train ride”.
For more info, visit the Microcinema website.

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