"One of the funniest documentaries ever made!" – Michael Moore.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2010
Kino is proud to announce the release of the official theatrical trailer for the documentary feature, WINNEBAGO MAN.
WINNEBAGO MAN reveals the story of Jack Rebney - the most famous man you've never heard of - an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts were caught on video in 1988, and circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon in 2005. The "Winnebago Man" clip has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide and is regarded as one of the first and funniest viral videos.
Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of Jack Rebney, and finds him living alone on a mountain top, unaware of his fame. WINNEBAGO MAN is laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant look at one man's response to unintended celebrity.
About the Original "Winnebago Man" Outtakes Clip
Following a two-week shoot in August 1988 for a Winnebago sales ad, a 4-minute outtakes clip mysteriously surfaced and eventually came to be known as the "Winnebago Man." While a finished sales ad was sent to Winnebago dealers to promote the 1989 Itasca Sunflyer motorhome, copies of the "Winnebago Man" outtakes were being passed amongst the crew and their friends on VHS tape.
Eventually the clip fell in the hands of video collectors, who began copying and trading it, sparking an underground phenomenon that turned Jack Rebney into a cult hero. When the online video revolution took off on YouTube and other websites in 2005, Rebney became one of the first viral video superstars.
Today, the "Winnebago Man" clip continues to draw new fans from around the world, including a notable following in Hollywood, where actors and directors can relate to how badly things can go on the set. The clip has been quoted in movies and on TV by everyone from Ben Affleck to Alec Baldwin to SpongeBob SquarePants.
Conan O'Brien named the "Winnebago Man" as one of his all-time favorite videos on YouTube, and Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are) is rumored to have sent out copies of "Winnebago Man" as Christmas gifts. Iron Man 2 features a scene with Tony Stark's dad that was inspired by the Winnebago Man outtakes. There's even a painting of Jack Rebney - as Shrek - that hangs in offices of Dreamworks Animation!
Official Winnebago Man Theatrical Trailer (NSFW) on YouTube:
Original "Winnebago Man" Outtakes Clip That Inspired the Movie:
To attend the next press screening of Winnebago Man, please RSVP to Rodrigo Brandão at rodrigo(at)kinolorber(dot)com.
New York Press Screening of WINNEBAGO MAN:
MAGNO SCREENING ROOM
Wednesday, May 26
729 7th Av, 2ND FLOOR
About Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber is the newly formed company that combines the resources, staffs and libraries of Lorber Films, Alive Mind and Kino International, bringing together industry leaders Richard Lorber and Donald Krim to create a new leader in independent film distribution.
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