Joe Bob Briggs || How Rednecks Saved Hollywood
Friday, November 30th
7pm Doors || 8pm Show
$20 Advance || $25 Door
Spend a fast-and-furious two hours with America’s drive-in movie critic as he uses over 200 clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both grindhouse and mainstream movies. You will learn:
- The identity of the first redneck in history.
- The precise date the first redneck arrived in America.
- The most sacred redneck cinematic moments.
- How Thunder Road, the Whiskey Rebellion, the tight cutoffs worn by Claudia Jennings in Gator Bait, illegal Coors beer, and the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash combined to inspire the greatest movie in the history of the world.
- Why the redneck is the scariest monster in all of film history, with visual evidence.
- The existential difference between Forrest Gump and Sling Blade.
- The reason God loves rednecks.
. . . and dozens of other historical facts that you didn’t realize you needed until Joe Bob deposited them in the rear lobe of your brain.
Rave Reviews from Our Redneck Brothers:
"Over the last 10 years, I’ve had the great fortune to work with hundreds of speakers because of my work with the Chattanooga Film Festival and our non-profit, and it is without any sense of hyperbole I say that Joe Bob Briggs is not only my favorite but also my audience’s favorite. The man could read the phone book and make it captivating. His talks are always impeccably researched, passionately delivered and infused with genuine warmth and humor for whatever subject he chooses. His yearly contribution to our event is so great it’s earned him a standing invitation. Without fail, every year our audiences clamor to see what he’s cooked up for his annual talk. I can’t say enough great things about Joe Bob. For my money, he MAKES our event each year."
Chris Dortch II -- Executive Director, Chattanooga Film Festival
"Joe Bob has still got it! We were lucky to host Joe Bob's live event "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood" and it was so fun and funny. Joe Bob graciously stayed after the show and took pictures and signed autographs for all his fans too! They had come out of the woodwork to see the great Joe Bob!"
Barak Epstein -- Owner, The Texas Theatre
Additional Raves from North of the Mason-Dixon Line
"Joe Bob's performance at our theatre was one of the more unique events we've ever hosted! Our audience marveled and laughed while learning a new history behind some of their favorite films, taught by an icon of genre cinema. As entertaining as it was informative, film fans hung on Joe Bob's every word while taking in the expertly crafted multi-media presentation. We can't wait to have him back for another in-depth and hysterical look at our favorite movies!"
Mark E. Anastasio -- Program Manager, Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
"Joe Bob Briggs is the Ken Burns of redneck history."
John Bloom --Columnist, Takimag, New York