an excellent film, a cool noise/electronic show, misc WTJU stuff

February 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

First of all, there’s an amazing film screening at Random Row Books tonight. Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep at 7:00pm!

Charles Burnett was part of the “UCLA Revolution,” a group of awesome young black filmmakers from the UCLA Graduate Film program in the early 70’s (along with Billy Woodberry, Julie Dash, etc); he filmed “Killer of Sheep” in his own neighborhood of Watts in 1972 and ’73, but didn’t complete the film until 1977. It never received a wide release, largely due to music rights, although 16mm prints were often shown at festivals, colleges, etc, and the film gained a respectable reputation (I must have seen it 4 or 5 times when I was at CalArts).  In 2007 it was finally restored, the music rights were paid for, and it got its first 35mm release; actually, it even showed at the Virginia Film Festival two years ago, so I got to see it again.

If you missed all of those, it’s showing at Random Row tonight — or if you’re like me, you just never get sick of watching it, and you can come see it again (for free!).  Definitely recommended for fans of Italian NeoRealism, verité filmmaking, or various urban self-ethnographic portraits like the Exiles.  That’s at 7pm, and it’s free!

Right after that, you should head over to The Bridge to catch a really cool show.  (It was originally scheduled at The Box, but it got moved because the Box is getting their floors re-done.)  Doors are at 8pm, Rhythm Bandit will play at 8:30pm, a band from DC called True Womanhood is on at 9:15, Dino Walrus, are playing at 10:00, and Great Dads will go on at 10:45pm.  I like two of those bands, know nothing about the other two, and I’m looking forward to it. I’ll probably be the door guy once I get there, so I’ll see you if you come (and you should!)

Immediately after that, Red Satellites will be on WTJU (again), as guests on Black Circle Revolution, to promote their new EP and show at The Southern on Saturday (along with Corsair and Drunk Tigers, both of whom are also releasing new EPs on Saturday).  Actually I happened to be on WTJU this afternoon myself… meant to mention it beforehand, but I was too busy prepping for the show. (You can find the playlist here.)

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Feb 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    fun fact: I initially misheard that bandname as “Shrew Woman-hood”

  • 2 Andy // Feb 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Astronomers, Centric, and Hunter Smith and the Dead Men over at The Southern tonight. Kicking off a weekend of local rock – 6 Day Bender tomorrow night and Red Satellites, Corsair, Drunk Tigers, and New Rock Church of Fire from DC.

  • 3 Kevin // Feb 19, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Red Satellites rocked on WTJU tonight. . . take a brotograph!, son

  • 4 Kate // Feb 19, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    red satellites: good tunes and damn good faces! super looking forward to saturday night! love you guys!