We are extremely honored to welcome exploitation film savior Lisa Petrucci to the AGFA advisory board.
It has been said that you should never meet your heroes, because they might turn out to be jerks. Whoever said that has never met Lisa Petrucci. As half of Something Weird Video, Petrucci is responsible for saving an entire subset of genre film history with Mike Vraney, her late husband and creative partner. Petrucci has dedicated her life to preserving, documenting, and sharing cultural treasures that were previously considered insignificant, or flat-out ignored. She introduced us to movies that changed our lives. We are forever grateful.
Today, the AGFA advisory board consists of Alamo Drafthouse founders Karrie and Tim League, filmmakers Paul Thomas Anderson, Anna Biller, and Nicolas Winding Refn, musician RZA, and genre superheroes Zack Carlson and Lars Nilsen. We’re proud to welcome Petrucci to the fold.
“It’s such an honor and a privilege to be working with AGFA,” says Petrucci, “These folks ‘get it.’ The team is well qualified and some of the most knowledgable movie enthusiasts out there. I have high hopes for the future of exploitation and genre film preservation and am looking forward to being a part of their future endeavors.”
Last year, AGFA partnered with Something Weird to begin redistributing their titles theatrically and on home video, starting with THE ZODIAC KILLER. Lisa Petrucci’s friendship, advice, and take-no-shit outlook on life has been an inspiration as we embark on the next phase of AGFA’s existence.