The Hi De Ho Show


Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 8, 2016 9:30 PM
Film Info
Running Time:90 min.
Director:John Goddard
Note Writer:Zoë Elton


This year’s installment of the perennially popular Hi De Ho Show threatens to gain its host and resident curator, John Goddard, the moniker of the Ed Wood of Rock ’n’ Roll. In this marvelous miscellany of scintillating silliness, he’ll veejay some of the unclassifiable moments from his personal music video archive—performances that defy definition but have, perhaps, a certain resonance with Plan 9 From Outer Space. In this “Cabinet of Curiosities,” oddities abound in weird combos (Joan Baez and Phil Spector? Tom Jones and Little Richard?); in suave duds (who’s that in the Nehru jacket?); and in performances that stretch the notion of rock ’n’ roll and go, let’s say, against type (Boris Karloff? Yes, that Boris). And, let’s not forget: Dyan Cannon. Of these odd pairings and unexpected forays into rock, some, oddly, work: and some, oddly, don’t. Expect to see the good, the bad, and the simply bizarre. Get your tickets early—and bring your sense of humor!