State of the Union

2001 | 00:01:43 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Culture Jamming, Found Footage, Humor, Politics

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Baby Bush meets Tubby-land. Completed in August 2001, this project was initially just a simple comic skewering of George W. Bush and his defense policies—but after September 11th, it took on a whole new meaning. State of the Union now has a surreal documentary quality that is genuinely disturbing.

"George W. Bush is reimagined as Teletubbies' giant baby-in-the-sky for Bryan Boyce's uproarious short State Of The Union; Daddy's boy makes the same gurgling sounds, though his eyes launch smart bombs at the small, defenseless bunnies who hop around the countryside (one hauntingly devoid of Teletubbies)."

—Village Voice

"Bryan Boyce's hilarious Bush-meets-Telletubbies spoof, State of the Union garnered some of the most enthusiastic and raucous audiences of this, or any, festival."

—Paul Power, in the 42nd Thessaloniki Film Festival program

This title is also available on Presidents and Elections.

Premiere

2001

Exhibitions + Festivals

Transmediale Festival (Germany), 2002

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2002

Kasseler Dok Fest (film laden) (Germany), 2002

 

Dallas Video Festival, 2003