Sandow Birk "In Smog and Thunder" Movie Poster
This devastatingly satire makes serious fun of traditional war documentaries, while taking aim at America’s logo-crazed pop culture. In telling the saga of a fictitious Civil War between Los Angeles and San Francisco (Smogtown Vs. Fogtown), the film lampoons the worldwide clash between Elitist New Age Bohemians and the Sitcom-Mongering Hordes of Hollywood.
A hit at Slamdance and other festivals worldwide, IN SMOG AND THUNDER is based on 120 satirical paintings by acclaimed Southern California artist and surfer Sandow Birk.
“Hilarious…A dead-on send-up of historical documentary a la Ken Burns.”
—San Jose Mercury News
“Birk’s half-terrifying, half-absurd scenarios are eerie reminders of Southern California’s ongoing flirtation with apocalypse.” – The L.A. Times
“Forget Baghdad, Think San Francisco!” —The OC Weekly
Poster, 16×24 inches, 2002