When filmmaker Bonita Evans sets out to document acting legend Magenta Bergenstein, she stumbles upon the formation of the counterculture performance art group the Red Bone Guerillas. What results is an inside look at the RBG's meteoric rise to prominence as they rage against the mainstream media machine.
At first, their “interventionist” street theater shocks the unsuspecting public. But when they are embraced by anonymous fans and the media alike, will they be co-opted by the monster they once vowed to destroy?
Red Bone Guerrillas - a true story about people who don't exist - is from the Exittheapple archives. It was shot in 2002 and completed in 2003. Part documentary, part soap opera, part tragicomedy, RED BONE GUERILLAS stretches the conventions of filmmaking to explore social disobedience, group dynamics, and performance art.
It has screened at Rush Arts Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen (via Black Rock Coalition) and the Brooklyn Moon in NYC; Creative Alliance, WestNorth Studios, and NowChild SoundStage in Baltimore, at a farm in the rain forest of St. Croix, projected on a parachute strung to a giant treehouse and running off a truck battery; and at dozens of independent 'guerilla' screenings at coffee houses, colleges, galleries, and dorm rooms across the country. For more info abt the film and a few questions w/the director, visit: exittheapple.com