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Yard Dogs Road Show - The Movie
The story of how a gang of poets and musicians turned a pile of puppets into an international touring "vaudeville" show.
In 1996 young writer Eddy Joe Cotton (Zebu Recchia) traveled from Colorado to San Francisco on a freight train looking for his next adventure. He found it in filmmaker Flecher Fleudujon and poet Miguel Strong. With the tech crunch still over the horizon the San Francisco underground was thriving. Their friendship blossomed out of cruising the streets in an old Ford Galaxie 500 and making short films of whatever life offered. While driving to Oregon they unexpectedly formed a jug band, which would evolve into an internationally touring "vaudeville" show. This is a bohemian journey that examines the lifestyle that inspires the art and the struggle between friends trying to manifest a collaborative vision.
YDRS spawned one of the last authentic (pre-tech) art and lifestyle movements to come out of the San Francisco underground. This film follows this motion from its raw and reckless roots to its flowering as both a stage show and an iconic look and lifestyle.
With appearances by Ken Kesey, Michael Franti, Bassnectar, Speed Levitch and members of Beats Antique.
Directed and Filmed by Flecher Fleudujon
Produced, Written and Narrated by Zebu Recchia
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“Eerily authentic vaudeville – and eerie is just the way we like our dusty Americana.” Washington Post
“A wonderful acid trip without the comedown!” High Times
“If the Hell’s Angels had a cabaret chapter, the Yard Dogs Road Show would be it." Alarm Magazine
“Cabaret and burlesque may have found a chic revival of late, but the Yard Dogs Road Show built this particular bandwagon… one of the most unabashedly sincere and spectacular displays of showmanship out there.” Flavorpill NYC