AGFA August: Shredder Orpheus

USA | 1990 | 88 min. | Robert McGinley

August 1, 2024

AGFA August

Punk-rock star Orpheus seeks Eurydice in a future world of bad TV and shredded memories.

Writer/Director Robert McGinley scheduled to attend.

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Thursday, August 1, 2024

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.

  • Director: Robert McGinley
  • Principal Cast: Robert McGinley, Megan Murphy, Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi, Vera McCaughan
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1990
  • Running Time: 88 min.
  • Producer: Robert McGinley, Lisanne Dutton, Josh Conescu
  • Screenplay: Robert McGinley
  • Cinematographers: Erich Volkstorf
  • Editors: Linda Mitchell, Kathy Schickling
  • Music: Roland Barker
  • Filmography: Jimmy Zip (1999)
  • Language: English