Here’s the program for tonight’s Gimme Truth! tonight at the Vimeo Theater at The Blue Note.
Johnny St. John
This disgraced former game show host continues on what appears to be an interminable comeback trail. Paroled once again to host his eighth consecutive Gimme Truth!, Johnny St. John is here to relive his glory years before scandal brought him to his knees. Marrying the sardonic wit of ‘60s-era quiz show hosts with the razzmatazz of a pool shark, St. John has collected restraining orders from at least eight T/F filmmakers. Please don’t report him, and join in when he starts singing his self-penned Gimme Truth! theme song. Though we don’t condone his methods, after seven years it’s hard to argue with results.
Ioanis Nugent- director of Spartacus & Cassandra
Ioanis (ee-wah-nees, we think) plays the part of our befuddled foreigner. He’s used to running amok with two Roma children and a no-nonsense trapeze artist. Here’s to hoping he finds something transferrable between that and this stage. We make no promises.
Lyric R. Cabral- director of (T)ERROR
Lyric is hell-bent on interrogating each of the contestants. She lived next to an FBI informant for years and unlike the rest of us, she not only knew but made a movie about it. By the end of the show she may very well discover all the secrets of our very own Johnny St. John.
Nick Broomfield- director of Tales of the Grim Sleeper
Don’t let his British accent throw you off–with his morbid curiosity he’s influenced American pop-culture about as much as anyone. We think forbidding him from taking the stage with his boom pole AKA bullshit detector should level out the playing field.
1. Snip Snip: A Story of Childhood Loss
dir. Mike Sleadd & Matt Schacht
2. Kinda Famous
dir. Diggy Splash & Justin Gregory
dir. Tucker Morrison & Aaron Persky
4. On the Fence
dir. Kate and Jimmy Moore
5. John B. Thompkins and the Special Shaving Equipment
dir. Pat Holt
6. My Name is Billie
dir. Livvy Runyon
7. Living History
dir. Jilly Dos Santos, Jess Christensen, Alex Isgriggs & Maddy Mueller
8. Gyno Might
dir. Benjamin J Hedrick
9. Flossy Flossy
dir. Autumn Brown & Heather Beger
10. Family Heirloom
dir. Paul Mossine & Chandra Heartland
Call of Duty
dir. Matt Lenski, 2015, 6 min.