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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Get Reel Film: Winnebago Man

Posted on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-12-15

He’s been quoted by everyone from Ben Affleck to SpongeBob, but until recently, Jack Rebney had no idea why. Ben Steinbauer’s documentary focuses on the filmmaker’s search for Rebney, the unwitting creator of one of the first viral videos in history. While taping a Winnebago sales ad promoting the 1989 Itasca Sunflyer motorhome, Rebney’s profane outbursts filled a reel of outtakes that took on a life of its own. First circulated on VHS tapes, “Winnebago Man” has now been seen by more than 20 million viewers worldwide (thanks to YouTube), rendering Rebney an internet phenomenon known as “The Angriest Man in the World.” $5 for non-members, 6:30pm, the McNay’s Chiego Lecture Hall, 6000 N New Braunfels, mcnayart.org.

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