You’ve seen him. You’ve quoted him. (“You can stick it up your fern if you want to!”) You may have even made VHS copies of him before YouTube. (I did.) Of course I’m talking about Winnebago Man, aka Jack Rebney, the foulest foul-mouth you’ve ever loved.
Have you wondered about this enigmatic gent? All your answers may be answered in a film by Ben Steinbauer being screened at the Silent Movie theater via The Cinefamily tomorrow night. From the Cinefamily site:
Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer takes on the seemingly impossible task of tracking down Jack, and his journey turns into a fascinating exploration of viral video culture, and what it means on a personal level to its sometimes unwilling subjects. When he finally tracks down Rebney, the real man is more savvy, irrascible (of course), deep, weird, and cool than you could have possibly hoped for, and turns out to be more than able to hold his own in the modern media culture. In short, he is a star. A lovely and hilarious look at one man’s response to Internet humiliation, and how that so-called “humiliation” can become a beacon of light to many. All hail Jack Rebney: the patron saint of our collective frustrations.
The Silent Movie Theater
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sunday, June 7
Tickets are $12 and can be bought online here.
Be blinded by the f#@&ing hot-light original, right here (uh, language totally not safe for work!)
P.S. NO MORE!