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J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2020)




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This film explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged -- to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it... except, maybe, poke fun at it all.

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Trevor Blake
as Gerald Casale
Kurt Kuersteiner
as Richard Linklater
Byron Werner
as St. Byron Werner
Steve Wilcox
as Philo Drummond
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Critic Reviews for J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Those who remember the gospel of "slack" will make this diverting-enough documentary an in-demand work at genre festivals, as a streaming item and in other forums.

March 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Not only a colorful piece of weird-Texas history but a surprising commentary on the current state of the world.

March 14, 2019 | Full Review…

J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius captures a period in history when rebelling against the boundaries of reality could still be a positively charged, life-altering experience.

October 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Director Boone and her crew make good use of those interviews, as well as grainy film footage and subliminal imagery, to document the story of Bob and his Church.

October 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, this portrait suggests a positive, even comforting religious experience.

October 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Sandy K. Boone has a fascinating documentary on her hands.

October 16, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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