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Dir. Robert McGinley
1990, USA, 88 min

Let’s shred our way to hell! The Greek myth is reimagined as a post-apocalyptic skateboard rock opera in Shredder Orpheus—a low budget hallucination that drops somewhere between the music video for Devo’s “Whip It,” a Bones Brigade skate tape, and a surrealist art project. The story follows Orpheus (director Robert McGinley), a rock star who descends to hell in order to save his kidnapped wife (and the universe) from Satan and his hypnotic TV signals. Filmed in Seattle and featuring a rare screen role from Steven Jesse Bernstein—the William S. Burroughs of the Pacific Northwest—Shredder Orpheus has been newly preserved by AGFA from the original film elements.

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“A dressed up 1989 snarkfest that’s part dystopian sci-fi, part imitation Shock Treatment, and part skateboarding showcase. It’s the bad Eighties new wave movie you didn’t know you needed.” – Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills

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