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Feb 26, 2011: 2:00pm
Red Vic Movie House
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco

The Gumby Movie (aka Gumby 1) (1995) by Art Clokey 89 min. Color 35mm
Everyone loves Gumby, whose delightful short vignettes debuted in the 50's on the Howdy Doody Show and whose late-80's renaissance spawned an independent movie. "He can walk into any book", and does in his only feature-length outing. Gumby, his rock band, the Clayboys, and a couple clingy groupies are menaced by perennial nemeses the Blockheads, whose improbable scheme involves harvesting pearls from a pet dog with the help of robot ringers. Creator Art Clokey brings his trademark awkward pacing and zany inventiveness to this Pee-wee Herman meets The Stepford Wives curio, tossing in off-hand homages to Star Wars, 2001, and other movies. Great for kids!