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