NUTS! Documentary Screening

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NUTS! Documentary Screening

Join Indievents, Gigastrand International, and Club David, Sunday, May 22, for the South Dakota Premiere of NUTS!

NUTS! made its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize and won an editing award. The documentary is very hot in the festival circuit right now, we are very excited to be screening it in Sioux Falls!

NUTS! is a feature length documentary directed by Penny Lane (Our Nixon) about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station.

Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America.

Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; invents junk mail, the infomercial, the sound-truck and Border Radio; hosts some epic parties; and annoys the heck out of the establishment, until finally his audacious actions force the federal government to create regulations to stop him.

How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS!

Here are some press quotes on the film:

“On the scale of formal inventiveness and outrageous, headline-grabbing subject matter, however, no one has quite matched Penny Lane.” – Vice

“A blend of cornpone commentary and tongue-in-cheek exposition, Nuts! is consistently very entertaining… Many viewers mistakenly equate “documentary” with “truth.” Not so fast; they’re largely visual, opinion-piece editorials. Lane plays with that false viewer belief and, in the end, turns her entire tale upside down.” – Variety

“a ridiculously enjoyable ode to old weird America… For those who listen to They Might Be Giants, play along with NPR’s ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ and subscribe to Mental Floss, Nuts! is their Star Wars.” – The Gaudian

You can watch a trailer for the film here:

Following the screening, director Penny Lane will participate in a live audience Q and A via Skype!

The screening will be at 6 PM at Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop or online here:

Gigastrand International is a co-sponsor of this screening please check them out at

May 22 2016


Date: May 22, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: $9 – $12
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Club David

214 W 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104


(605) 274-0700

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