Monday, February 27, 2006

A special screening of "Bob Smith, USA"

ASU's Secular Devils are sponsoring two showings this weekend of Neil Abramson's documentary, "Bob Smith, USA":
Bob Smith, USA is a hilarious documentary film that provides a view into American culture through the eyes of seven men named Bob Smith. One of the seven Bob Smiths will be attending the screenings and will discuss the film afterwards.

The filmmakers traveled across the United States documenting the lives of the Bob Smiths. Despite their common names, the men vary greatly - from septic tank repairman to yoga instructor; from twenty eight to eighty-eight years old; from Evangelical Christian to Evangelical Atheist. As each man's story unfolds in their own words, intimate portraits are drawn; creating a poetic, non-judgmental and highly entertaining document of American life.
The showings are on Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. in ASU's Life Sciences building, room 191. (Map here.) The screenings are free and open to the public, and there will be a party for Bob Smith on Saturday night, details to be provided at both showings.

Since the Secular Devils' event page says that "Normal Bob Smith and his Unholy Army of Catholic School Girls invade downtown Tempe" following the Friday night screening, it's a safe bet that the Bob Smith who will be appearing to discuss the film is Normal Bob Smith, who has some entertaining games and pamphlets on his website.

UPDATE (March 28, 2007): Normal Bob Smith's ASU visit happened to coincide with a Brother Jed preaching tour...

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