Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Behind the Scenes Story of 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story and the Collectible Craze of the '80s

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Tagline: “From Counter-culture to Candy Culture”

Indican Pictures will release 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story. The film will see theatres throughout the month of August. In the film, several artists are interviewed, on why these collectible cards became so popular. As well, several actors from the Garbage Pail Kids (1987) movie are interviewed. These trading cards poked fun at the collectble craze, while offering a counter-culture voice. Fans of the cards can also see the film through Video-on-demand and DVD, in September. A look at the film's ongoing release is hosted here.

Over a half dozen of the original artists are interviewed in this documentary. From Pulitzer-prize winning author Art Spiegelman to Pumpkinhead screenwriter Gary Gerani, several illustrators give their thoughts on the collectible craze. Comic book artists Tom Bunk and John Pound are also interviewed. The coverage, on this documentary, is in-depth.

Fans of the series can also find the documentary's official artwork here. The graphic shows a nuclear bomb and trading cards spewing everywhere. More artwork is available below.



























Release Date: August, 2017 (U.S., Limited Theatrical) and September 20th, 2017 (VOD/DVD).

Director/writer: Jeff Zapata, Joe Simko.

Interviewees: Art Spiegelman, John Pound, James Warhola, Adam F. Goldberg, Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch, Mark Newgarden, Gary Gerani, Len Brown, Mackenzie Astin, Debbie Lee Carrington, Arturo Gil.

More details on the film: A 30 Years of Garbage Homepage

Also at Indican: 30 Years of Garbage at Indican

The original 1987 film:




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