Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents. This film peels back some of the mysterious layers surrounding the San Francisco experimental music entity.

George spoke with Eric Steuer about one of his favorite docs, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010). The only film credited to Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a self-taught street artist/documentarian who ends up becoming the subject of the film.

Host George Chen sat down with Boston-based musician Ed Balloon to discuss the documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution. We learn about Ed’s start in music, The Get Down, Russell Simmons’ socks, Nigeria, and much more. Ed’s latest EP Flourish just came out on Deathbomb Arc.

Sup Doc kicks off the jams with ROCKTOBER, a month long line-up of music docs and great guests. We hit the stage with The Devil and Daniel Johnston with our guest, musician Kip Uhlhorn! (With a guest appearance from Jack). The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about the noted American musician Daniel Johnston. It chronicles Johnston’s life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his experiences with bipolar disorder, and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession. The film was directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, edited by Tyler Hubby, and produced by Henry S. Rosenthal.

Part 2 of our talk about D Tour (2009), George interviews drummer Pat Spurgeon, the subject of the documentary. We learn about Pat’s early life as a musician moving from Bloomington to the Bay Area, waiting for organ transplants, and dealing with the medical system while touring in Rogue Wave. Though D Tour has the shape of a music documentary, it’s about dealing with healthcare, mortality, and humor.

This Week on Sup Doc, Paco and George talk with Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt from the band YACHT about one of 2016’s craziest documentaries, TICKLED! We also talk about feminist histories of the Internet, Halt and Catch Fire, cats, hidden Netflix test videos, sibling vs uncle torture.
New Zealand journalists David Farrier and Dylan Reeve descend down a rabbit hole of an internet mystery that keeps adding stranger and stranger twists, and the drama has only heightened since the film’s release.
Jona and Claire were excited to talk about Tickling, internet subculture and their many, many other projects (like their live score for ALIEN on March 9th at LACMA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bring-the-noise-alien-with-new-live-music-by-yacht-tickets-32000728039).
TICKLED can now be viewed on HBO and on HBOGO. http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/tickled

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