J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius

J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius

What started out as an inside joke amongst two self proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas 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.

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Sandy K Boone




Director: Sandy K Boone
Executive Producer: Sandy K Boone and Louis Black
Producer: Michelle Randolph Faires, Alyssa Spiller Sajovich, Jason Wehling, Suzanne Weinert
Screenwriter: Sandy K Boone and Jason Wehling
Cinematographer: David Layton, Kyle Cockayne, Fady Hadid
Editor: Lauren Sanders
Sound Designer: Eric Friend
Music: Curtis Heath
Principal Cast: Richard Linklater, Nick Offerman, Penn Jillette, Gerald Casale, Douglass St. Clair Smith (Ivan Stang), Steve Wilcox (Philo Drummond), Margaret Moser, Paul Mavrides, Harry S. Robins, Kelly Cash


Public Film Contact
Sandy K Boone
Sandy K Boone Productions
Publicity Contact
Kristen O'Brien
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 85:00 mins