Films and Dancing tonight

June 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments · By

Our inbox has been filling up faster than we’ve been able to read it these days, and there’s been a few last-minute events that escaped our notice until after the show had already happening; sorry about that! We’re playing catch-up.

Here’s two things tonight I do know about (even if they’re not on the calendar):

There’s a screening of the 1924 Sergei Eisenstein film “Strike!” at Random Row Books tonight; it’s a classic of early cinema, with great montage sequences and a solid pro-union message, brought to you by the guy who did the more-famous “Battleship Potemkin” a few years later. Coogan will be providing a live soundtrack, under his Billy Moon pseudonym, which I seem to recall involves keyboards and droning and maybe some spoken-word stuff. It’ll be a fun thing to check out — whether or not you made it to the screening of “Strike!” at Dust four years ago, when Accordion Death Squad performed a live score… anyhow, tonight’s is sure to be totally different, musically (though obviously identical, visually). That starts at 8pm, and I’m fairly certain it’s a free event.

Later on tonight, you should stop by the Box for the newest installment of Grits & Gravy, in which Brother Breakdown and the Rum Cove (aka Colin and Robin from WTJU) play 60’s and 70’s Soul and Funk music (sometimes with a little bit of 80’s go-go or electro thrown in); these dudes have some impeccable vinyl collections, and it always makes for a fun night. It starts at 10pm and runs ’til last call; there’s no cover and it’s 21+.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sir Puffers // Jun 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    “Pro-union” is probably not the best way to categorize this film. That’s a pretty Western (specifically American) interpretation.

  • 2 Jenny // Jun 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Yeah, asshole.

  • 3 James // Jun 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    eh, good point Puffers. that’s what I get for writing in a hurry.

  • 4 Sir Puffers // Jun 25, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Maybe best to specify “pro-union if by that you mean murdering thousands of people and taking their grain so more die”. Great movie, at any rate. If you like it you should check out another Soviet silent film called Mother.