Plunge Into Darkness

Plunge Into Darkness 1977

An ex pro athlete runner and his wife find a strange boy in the middle of nowhere. He runs to a nearby town for help while she keeps the boy company, but the kid turns psychotic. Meanwhile, escaped convicts are heading to their location.

The November Plan

The November Plan 1977

A hard-nosed private detective investigates a suspected overthrow of the U.S. government. Loosely based on The Business Plot of 1933.

Test Tube

Test Tube 1979

Produced by De Appel, Amsterdam, while General Idea was in residence there, Test Tube was conceived as a program for television. Presented under the brand "The Color Bar Lounge," a cocktail bar in the mythical 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion, the program is a hybrid of popular television formats […] and infomercial. […] Advertisements for the bar are placed throughout the program; a loaded word choice, full of double-entendres and innuendo, betrays the influence of both Dadaism and consumerism. This collapse of popular and high culture is central to General Idea's agenda, as Felix Partz observes: "You know, the mass media are like a vast pharmaceutical complex developing new cultural elixirs of an unprecedented intoxication…but art remains a curious and elitist drink. Despite its unique flavor and heady cultural properties, it has never effectively been exploited."

Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley 1984

Short opera. A boy falls in love with a girl after an Appalachian prayer meeting, but her father wants her to go to the dance with a local shyster who the father thinks will bail him out of his money troubles instead.

Love, Kranj Style

Love, Kranj Style 1991

Bevant is a freak who wanted to remain faithful to himself, and therefore, in contrast to most, he remained a farmer.