NUTS! (Penny Lane, 2016)

7:00 pm


Penny Lane in person August 5

Fri, Aug 5, 2016 7 PM

Sat, Aug 6, 2016 7 PM

$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public

“A ridiculously enjoyable ode to old, weird America.”—The Guardian (UK)

“Lane is the answer to a question more people should be asking: who’s the great documentarian of this generation.”—The Verge

An audience favorite at festivals around the globe, Penny Lane’s documentary NUTS! is one of the best truth-is-stranger-than-fiction films of recent years. Dr. John Romulus Brinkley was an eccentric, Depression-era entrepreneur/con man who made a fortune with a cure for male impotence that involved transplanting goat testicles. His empire spreads as he builds one of the country’s most powerful radio stations just across the Mexican border and runs for governor of Kansas, eventually prompting the federal government to create regulations to stop him. With a mix of charmingly animated reenactments, archival footage, and an ingenious use of narration, NUTS! joins Lane’s previous film Our Nixon as an entertaining, smart, and surprising documentary unlike any other. (79 mins., DCP)

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