JR 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius


Roxie Theatre Thu, May 30, 2019 7:01 PM
Film Info
Director:Sandy K. Boone
Film Category:Cults
Alternative Religion
Running Time:85 min.




What started out as an inside joke amongst two self proclaimed weirdos soon becomes much more than they bargained for. Frustrated by the rising consumer-driven culture, out of work pals Douglass St. Clair Smith and Steve Wilcox decide to turn their conservative southern ideology on its head and invent a new religion all their own. Spurred on by the overreach of religion and zealous televangelists of the day, the pair concoct religious monikers (Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr. Philo Drummond), a newly minted prophet (J.R. "Bob" Dobbs), and devise a crusade to expose the conspiracy of normalcy by using humor as the ultimate weapon.-CM


In Attendance: Filmmaker Sandy Boone and Subgeniouses Dr Hal (Hal Robins), Puzzling Evidence (Doug Wellman) and Paul Mavrides

Hal Robins is the Master of Church Secrets at the Church of the SubGenius. His night club show, "Ask Dr. Hal!" has a counterpart in his weekly 10 PM Friday podcast on RadioValencia.FM. He is a cartoonist and voice performer in movies and computer games, most known for being "Dr. Kleiner" in Valve Software's Half-Life series.
Doug Wellman, a.k.a. Puzzling Evidence, is a 38-year fixture on his eponymous radio program on Berkeley's KPFA 94.1 FM. He is renowned for assassinating J.R. "Bob" Dobbs in 1984 at the Night of Slack at San Francisco's Victoria Theater.
Paul Mavrides is famous as a cartoonist and contributor to SubGenius books and shows, Paul was profiled nationally on Nightline some years ago (with Cokie Roberts) as one of America's most famous artists.