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Posted: May 20, 2011 2:24 pm
 
Dunno if you noticed the banner at the bottom of this page, but we have an interesting museum experience coming up on June 9th:

Film: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
Director: Brent Green
U.S.A. | 2010 | 71 minutes

After screenings at MoMA, the Getty, the Sundance Film Festival, the Berkeley Art Museum and the Walker Art Center, artist/musician/filmmaker Brent Green comes to the Brooks with the moving true story of a Kentucky hardware clerk, Leonard Wood, who built a crazy quilt house for his wife, Mary—a sort of healing tower to the heavens—to appeal to God to save her from cancer. The Brooks performances will feature musicians Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and the Bitter Tears performing a live soundtrack to the film featuring Theremin, cello, horn, and foley sound effects. Co-sponsored by Indie Memphis.

Advance tickets (through June 8): $10 Brooks and Indie Memphis members/$12 non-mem. At the door: $12 Brooks and Indie Memphis members/$15 non-mem. Free with VIP Film Pass.
Posted: May 20, 2011 2:25 pm
 
Also coming up at the Brooks:

SUN, JUN 12 | 2 pm

Film: Blank City
Director: Celine Danhier
U.S.A. | 2011 | 95 minutes

During the punk rock scene of the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking. When the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today. Nearly four decades later, director Celine Danhier debuts this interview-laden history of New York’s No Wave Cinema and Cinema of Transgression movements, with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Deborah Harry, Richard Kern, and Thurston Moore.

Link: http://www.blankcityfilm.com/

$6 Brooks and Indie Memphis members/$8 non-mem/Free with VIP Film Pass
Posted: May 20, 2011 3:11 pm
 
Blank City looks cool.

New York is so shitty now. Nuke it.
Posted: May 20, 2011 11:13 pm
 
I like the idea of a live soundtrack. That sounds really cool. Why the Fugazi drummer? TSOT was busy?
Posted: May 21, 2011 12:15 am
 
Why the Fugazi drummer?

Canty is a filmmaker and does music for TV/movies now. I worked on a project with him, in Portland, where he held a show at a house and then burned it down. Really nice guy.

He also did the music for a great prison documentary series on NatGeo called "Hard Times." Thurston Moore narrated it. I'm a sucker for prison shows and it was one of the best I've seen.
Posted: May 21, 2011 10:25 am
 
Why the Fugazi drummer?

These musicians (7 in all) are touring with the film - they're on the road in the U.S. for 2 or 3 dates, then going to Europe.

It's gonna be an amazing night!
Posted: Jun 1, 2011 9:44 pm
 
Brent's films are fantastic!
Posted: Jun 2, 2011 9:58 am
 
tonight: the documentary Bill Cunningham New York
next Thurs: Gravity Was Everywhere - don't miss it!
Posted: Jun 5, 2011 9:22 pm
 
Thanks for bringing so many great films to Memphis, Andria. The Brooks is lucky to have you on board!
Posted: Jun 6, 2011 9:05 am
 
thanks, lemissa!

ya'll really don't want to miss Gravity Was Everywhere - it's this Thursday night, two screenings, 7 pm and 9 pm.
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