So Wrong They're Right is a 92-minute documentary encapsulating a 10,000-mile journey around the U.S. in search of a group of 8-track fanatics, or "trackers." The film follows the travels of Russ Forster and fellow 8-track enthusiast Dan Sutherland in search of other 8-track minds. The result is over 20 interviews which delve into reminiscences, rants, political diatribes, fantasies, fix-it tips, sales pitches and everything else defining the skeptical yet inquisitive mind of the '90s 8-track enthusiast. It's not a film about nostalgia, as some might suggest; it serves as a statement of outrage from a population of consumers who are tired of being told what to consume.
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So Wrong They're Right has been re-released on Provisional Video, and is available from Director Russ Forster at the address below. Click here! to buy. (No, 8-track Heaven does not get a kickback!)
Accolades for SO WRONG THEY’RE RIGHT:
* Winner of Best Feature-Length Documentary at the 1995 Chicago Underground Film Festival
* Second Place Feature-Length Film at the 1995 Central Florida
The Men Behind the Film:
* RUSS FORSTER (director, producer, sound) is a '90s-style loser (otherwise known as a “Renaissance Man”), having toured and recorded with several unknown bands, scripted and directed several short 16mm films, and published 8-TRACK MIND practically single-handedly since 1990. His distrust of CD (a.k.a. “seedy”) technology stems from cynicism toward the lemming-like Pavlovian consumer culture of the past decade and his general unfriendliness toward the Baby Boomers who made him believe that a job at Kinko's was an incredible career move. (He only lasted a couple of years.)
Russ also released a 2nd feature-length documentary on DVD, a 70-minute video about “tribute” bands -- bar bands that imitate famous groups down to the costumes and stage sets. The video is called TRIBUTARY, and features interviews and live footage of GIANT BUG VILLAGE (evangelizing for GUIDED BY VOICES), MORONIC REDUCER (raping the memory of the DEAD BOYS), MONGOLOID (preaching the gospel of DEVO), and many others. He’s also gotten into the one-man-band business with his solo act RAKEHELL, and has two CD-R EPs available for purchase below.
* DAN SUTHERLAND
(cinematographer) has had many notable theatrical achievements over the past
decade in his adopted home town of Chicago. Hailing from Muskegon, Michigan, Dan
has written some harrowing and hilarious 8-track related adventures of his youth
in the pages of 8-TRACK MIND. Now Dan is back on track making movies, and
teaching film at Chicago’s premier film school, Columbia College.
(92-minute 8-track documentary,
on VHS or DVD-R) $15
(70-minute tribute band documentary, on VHS or DVD) $10
All prices are postpaid within the U.S. (add $3 per item for outside U.S.). Personal checks, money orders or I.M.O.s should be made out to Russel Forster.
2849 W. Logan Blvd. #2
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