Vignettes is proud to host a preview of Winnebago Man, an award-winning documentary following one of the first YouTube celebrities, Jack Rebney. Jack has delighted and fascinated millions of viewers with his hilariously foul-mouthed outtakes from an RV sales video – one of the first and most infamous underground videos to be passed hand-to-hand on VHS tapes, before YouTube turned it into a full-blown viral phenomenon. The video was especially popular with filmmakers. Spike Jones was rumored to have made 100 copies to give out as Christmas presents. With Winnebago Man, the director, Ben Steinbauer, takes the seemingly impossible task of tracking down Rebney, who turns out to be more savvy, deep, weird and charismatic than anyone could have imagined. This documentary is a hilarious, smart and unexpectedly poignant look at one man’s response to unintended Internet celebrity.
You can see the viral clip that started it all here
Vignettes is a bimonthly documentary screening night at Host Gallery, London, curated by Mira Aroyo, Oli Harbottle and Harry Hardie. Mira, a musician and member of electronic pop band Ladytron, Oli, who runs the independent film distribution company Dogwoof and Harry who runs Host Gallery were brought together by their love for quirky documentary films. They aim to show documentaries that look at the weird and wonderful places and people who inhabit them from around the world.
Wednesday 12 May, 7pm
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