The Oil Refinery


Dir. Robert Swarthe, , 16mm Color Sound 00:07:00

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A delightful spoof on industry-sponsored documentary films, this is a tongue-in-cheek documentary tribute to the oil refining industry as a symbol of American pride. The parody concepts of this film are so true to the banality of their subject of derision that many audiences may be unaware that this is a spoof, and react with patriotic pride to the tribute itself. In this way, the reaction of each audience to the film is potentially as whimsical as the film itself! [Source: Creative Film Society Catalog, 1975]