Episode 10: Joseph A. Gervasi

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Bill speaks with Exhumed Films co-founder and Diabolik DVD co-owner Joseph A. Gervasi about how the DIY ethos of hardcore punk informed his endeavors in film culture. They discuss the origins of his various projects, from early ventures like The Cabbage Collective and Bizarre Videos to later efforts like The Valerie Project and the ongoing Loud! Fast! Philly! series. Other topics addressed include Phil Hardy’s Overlook Film Encyclopedia, entitled genre film collectors, CAFÉ FLESH, the subtle homage to Joseph’s father on the Criterion Collection edition of VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS, and how declining nude modeling opportunities can negatively impact the distribution of one's fanzine.

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Visit the official site for Exhumed Films:
http://www.exhumedfilms.com/

Visit the official site for Diabolik DVD:
http://www.diabolikdvd.com/

Visit the official site for Loud! Fast! Philly!
http://loudfastphilly.com/

Read Joseph’s 2012 interview with recent Supporting Characters guest Kier-La Janisse: http://cinedelphia.com/sinedelphia-2012-joseph-a-gervasi-interviews-kier-la-janisse/

See a documentary on Exhumed Films:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zss-LNOqKdU

See a trailer for the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Cinedelphia Film Festival event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7IgadhwD0w

See/hear the music of The Valerie Project featured on television’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’: SYTYCD Season 10 - Top 20 Perform - Amy and Fik-Shun

 

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