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Edward II “Real World” VJ Doug Wendt video unearthed

(2013 brings a film’s internet debut & first post on our new Midnight Dread page)

Doug Wendt is well known internationally for his popular worldbeat dance party originally presented from 1988 to 1994 at San Francisco’s KENNEL CLUB. Featuring world music videos from all over the globe plus custom edited videos compiled by Doug projected onto three large screens; this ever-changing, all-inclusive five hour filmic trip around the world was hailed by DETAILS MAGAZINE as “Best Night Out In America”. O GLOBO in Rio de Janeiro called his presentations “An Empire of the Senses.”

Here’s an example of one of Wendt’s special video edits made for club play. It features footage from Doug’s “Dub Film” 16mm short. Canyon Cinematheque curator Carmen Vigil described Wendt’s films as continuing “to please upon repeated viewings… his humor is based on the language of film in much the way the writings of Thurber derive their humor from the language of words. (Doug’s) a versatile film artist with an expansive lyric wit and a gifted ability to work with what is mysterious and absurd in our real lives and collective dreams.”

Wendt’s big-screen video selections helped ring in the New Year with Santana and Al Green at Oakland Coliseum in 1995. His rare Bob Marley videos appeared on the bill at the annual Bob Marley Day Festival at Kaiser Auditorium in 1996 and 1997. His live band appeared along side his special visual creations at Alley Galleria in June 2009. Doug has also appeared at The Fillmore Auditorium, Pasadena Film Forum, UC Berkeley Greek Theatre, Reggae Sunsplash USA, The L.A. Theater Center, New Orleans By The Bay, The Portland Museum, Reggae On The River, Staples Center, Dreadstock, Winnipeg Folk Festival, CMJ’s New Music Seminar, clubs in Europe and much more plus private parties including a world music celebration at Lucasfilm¹s Skywalker Ranch.



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