Sexploitation Cinema Soiree with Joe Rubin from Vinegar Syndrome - Thur. Dec. 10th - 8PM

Oddball Films welcomes film programmer, archivist, and preservationist Joe Rubin to our Cinema Soiree Series, a monthly event featuring visiting authors, filmmakers and curators presenting and sharing cinema insights and films. Rubin is the co-founder of Vinegar Syndrome, a home video distribution company focused on preserving and releasing rare, underground, and forgotten sexploitation and exploitation cinema. He will discuss his passion for discovering and restoring lost classics of the Golden Age of Sexploitation and share with us some of the most audacious, bizarre, and mind-blowing clips of films that Vinegar Syndrome has recovered and restored including sexed up space operas, sexperimental bible stories, lurid horror stories, psychedelic-phallic animation and more.  Clips will include big budget sci-fi smut Sex World (1978), the horrifying and titillating Baby Rosemary (1976), Wakefield Poole's scripturally sexy Bible! (1974), underground hardcore Little Sisters (1972), the thrills of Jungle Blue (1978), the sexy remake of The Three Faces of EveA Saint A Woman and a Devil (1977), white coater The Oral Generation (1970), the insane psychedelic animation of The Telephone Book (1971) and more!

Date: Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to or (415) 558-8117

Clips Include:

Sam Weston's (Anthony Spinelli) Sex World, a big budget hardcore science fiction character drama that Vinegar Syndrome restored in 4K.

John Hayes' Baby Rosemary, a bleak and experimental psychological pseudo-horror film involving a young woman's breakdown after the death of her father. Restored in 2K.


Wakefield Poole's Bible, a lavishly mounted avant garde sexploitation adaptation of three bible stories. Restored in 2K.

Alex deRenzy's Little Sisters, a fascinating blending of Kuchar-esque underground filmmaking and subversive hardcore. Restored in 2K.

Eric Haims' Jekyll & Hyde Portfolio, a bizarre sexploitation/horror/period piece from the tail end of the era of softcore features. Restored in 2K.


Carlos Tobalina's Jungle Blue, a low budget hardcore jungle film that plays off of both Tarzan and mondo films. Restored in 2K.

Peter Savage's A Saint A Woman A Devil, a hardcore adaptation of The Three Faces of Eve directed by Jack Lamotta's cousin. Restored in 2K


Kemal Horulu's The Oral Generation, an early 'white coater' instructional film which details the most common type of pioneering hardcore features. Restored in 2K.

Nelson Lyon's The Telephone Book, a young woman's search for the man behind the best obscene phone call she's ever received that culminates in an orgiastic psychedelic animation sequence you won't believe!

About Joe Rubin:
Joe Rubin is the co-founder of Vinegar Syndrome, a home video distribution company focused on preserving and releasing rare, underground, and forgotten sexploitation and exploitation cinema. Rubin has worked as a film programmer, archivist, and preservationist for nearly 10 years his curatorship at Vinegar Syndrome has gotten him and the company recognition in The New York Times, Village Voice, Playboy, Dangerous Minds, Flavorpill, and other periodicals.  

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About Oddball Films
Oddball films is a stock footage company providing offbeat and unusual film footage for feature films like Milk, documentaries like The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Silicon Valley, Kurt Cobain: The Montage of Heck, television programs like Mythbusters, clips for Boing Boing and web projects around the world.
Our screenings are almost exclusively drawn from our collection of over 50,000 16mm prints of animation, commercials, educational films, feature films, movie trailers, medical, industrial military, news out-takes and every genre in between. We’re actively working to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries, which expand the boundaries of cinema. Oddball Films is the largest film archive in Northern California and one of the most unusual private collections in the US. We invite you to join us in our weekly offerings of offbeat cinema.