The 1999 Johns Hopkins Film Festival screened some of the most innovative, surprising and controversial films from the indie festival circuit. But our faves were the lesser-known films of local yockels like D.C.ís Alvin Ecarma and Hopkins film student Todd Rohal. Besides being artists, theyíre fun guys, and their films were among the most popular, laugh-inducing entries at the festival. Atomic TV presents their complete works interspersed with interviews, plus see Alvin shoot guns, laugh at Conan OíBrien and do splits like a woman. Then watch Todd Rohal reduce the history of Film Noir into a 16-minute homage called “Single Spaced,” show hip-hop frat boys dancing in their underwear and tormenting mega-nerd “Knuckleface Jones,” and take viewers on a David Lynch creepout in “Slug 660.” Meanwhile, Alvin Ecarma waxes poetic over his mutt’s declining health in “My Dog Has a Cyst,” recites verbatim the trailer from the 70′s exploitation classic “Ghetto Freaks” in “Me!,”fights crime as comic superhero The Badger in “A Conversation,”blows smoke at the tobacco industry in “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby (A Long Way To Die!)”, parodies homophobia in “G.I. Joe” and vexes the Vatican with “Sister Mary Blow Job.”

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