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Last day of festival! Today at the Trylon: In My Mind

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on Oct. 16th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “IN MY MIND” by director Gary Hawkins. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Introduction by Kevin Barnes (89.3 The Current).

Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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IN MY MIND (2010, dir. Gary Hawkins, 100 min., USA, Hard-Drive)
Not your run-of-the-mill concert film here as prodigy composer Jason Moran revisits and interprets bebop pianist Thelonious Monk’s historic 1959 Town Hall big band concert. Commissioned by Duke University, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Chicago Symphony Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society, Moran sifts through photographs from Duke’s Jazz Loft Project and audio recordings made by Eugene Smith to present the life, times, and music of North Carolina’s jazz giant. Mash-ups are hot these days, and the mixed media Moran gives us on all things Monk, captured by filmmaker Gary Hawkins at the Center for Documentary Studies, is way hip, a big Rootie Tootie. (Synopsis provided by Full Frame Film Festival.)

 

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10/15 Festival Screening: Bob and the Monster (Bob Forrest doc)

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on Oct. 15th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “BOB AND THE MONSTER” by director Keirda Bahruth. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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BOB AND THE MONSTER (2011, dir. Keirda Bahruth, 87 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
Six years in the making, this award-winning documentary follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest (Thelonious Monster), through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. The film crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob’s past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, members of Jane’s Addiction, Fishbone and Guns n’ Roses add texture, but it’s the depth of Bob’s music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story. (Synopsis provided by Filmmaker.)


 

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10/13 Festival Screening: The Beat Is The Law: Fanfare For Common People

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on Oct. 13th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “THE BEAT IS THE LAW: FANFARE FOR COMMON PEOPLE” by director Eve Wood. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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THE BEAT IS THE LAW: FANFARE FOR COMMON PEOPLE (2010, dir. Eve Wood, 90 min, UK)
Glastonbury Festival, 1995. The Stone Roses pull out of their headline set after a mountain bike accident and Rod Stewart is unavailable. Last minute replacements Pulp take to the stage to face 80,000 people. They deliver a set “regarded as one of the best in the festival’s history”, climaxing with the era-defining song “Common People”, and in the process catapult themselves to the forefront of the Britpop movement — an achievement that 10 years earlier seemed like an impossible dream. Made with the full cooperation of Pulp, The Beat is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People brings together original interviews, performances, promos, newly unearthed live footage and home videos to tell the story of Pulp and their contemporaries’ journey from the darkest industrial depths of Sheffield to the pinnacle of pop via the consciousness-raising techno/house of Warp Records. Featuring original interviews with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle and Nick Banks — plus Richard Hawley (Longpigs), Mark Brydon (Chakk/FON/Moloko), Rob Gordon (FON/Warp), Adi Newton (Clock DVA) and many more! (Synopsis provided by Filmmaker.)

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10/13 Festival Screening: Better Than Something: Jay Reatard documentary

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on Oct. 13th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD” by directors Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Film introduction by Bill DeVille (89.3 The Current).

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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BETTER THAN SOMETHING: JAY REATARD (2011, dir. Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz, 88 min., USA, Blu-Ray)

“Better Than Something” is a feature documentary about the controversial and prolific garage rock icon Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, better known to the world as Jay Reatard.  This intimate portrait, captured just months before his untimely passing, brings us incredibly close to Jay’s complicated punk-rock world in Memphis, Tennessee. “Better Than Something” eloquently interweaves cinéma vérité, interviews, and archival concert performances, and features scenes from an insightful and candid week spent with Jay, who reveals personal childhood stories and the struggles of life in Memphis. (Synopsis provided by Filmmakers.)

 

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Last day of the festival! Today at the Trylon: Janie Jones

06 Sep 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on Oct. 16th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “JANIE JONES” by director David Rosenthal. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Film introduction by Barb Abney (89.3 The Current).

Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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JANIE JONES (2010, dir. David Rosenthal, 106 min., USA, Blu-Ray)
Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap: their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but when her mom suddenly leaves for rehab, the child has no place to go but into the tour bus and on the road with the band. With no inclination toward fatherhood, Ethan continues his hard-living ways, leaving Janie to fend for her self in the dive bars and sleazy motels along the way. As Ethan’s self-destructive spiral threatens to derail the tour, Janie uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him down the rocky road to redemption. ??Nivola and Breslin naturally embrace their musical characters—both actually sing and perform in the film—while developing Ethan and Janie’s relationship in a refined way to delicately express the emotional needs of the characters. Writer/director David M. Rosenthal blends the musical setting with road trip movie elements that add subtle layers to the dynamic of his two main characters. (Synopsis provided by Tribeca Film Festival.)


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10/12 Monthly Screening: Special 25th Anniversary 35mm Print Screening of SID & NANCY!

29 Aug 2011 | Categories: Events, Festival Screenings | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on October 12th, 2011 as we continue our monthly screening series at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities 25th Anniversary 35mm print screening of “SID & NANCY” by director Alex Cox. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.  Thanks to 89.3 The Current for their support and co-sponsorship with Sound Unseen. Film introduction by Mary Lucia.

Date: Weds. October 12th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $10.00
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Chronicling the brief, intense attachment of two of punk’s most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, Alex Cox (Repo Man) balances a bleak evocation of star-crossed love with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, creating a compelling portrait of the late ’70s punk scene. (1986, Alex Cox, 35mm, 112m)

 

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9/14 Monthly Screening: BLANK CITY at the Trylon

Categories: Events | Posted by: Josh Leibold

Please join us on Sept. 14th, 2011 as we continue our monthly screening series at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “BLANK CITY” by director Celine Danhier. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.  Thanks to 89.3 The Current for their support and co-sponsorship with Sound Unseen.

Date: Weds. September 14, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $8.00
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BLANK CITY tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. From the late 1970’s through the mid 80’s, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, James Nares, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids and Sonic Youth.

BLANK CITY, Celine Danhier, 2010, 95 min., BD

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Aug. 10: Sound Unseen presents Ron Sexsmith: Love Shines at the Trylon

Categories: Events | Posted by: Vilay Dethluxay

Please join us on August 10th, 2011 as we continue our monthly screening series at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “RON SEXSMITH: LOVE SHINES” by director Douglas Arrowsmith. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.  Thanks to 89.3 The Current for their support and co-sponsorship with Sound Unseen.

Date: Weds. August 10th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
Tickets: $8.00
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(Douglas Arrowsmith, 2011, 90 min., DVD)

Love Shines follows Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith as he lays everything on the line to make a hit album. The curtain is pulled back for a rare glimpse inside the studio process as Sexsmith teams up with legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe). But will this be enough? Sexsmith dreams of emerging with a song that achieves commercial radio play, but the journey with Rock also turns introspective. Through a series of flashbacks the songwriter confronts the meaning of success, weighing the lure of stardom against the humble beginnings that sparked the ‘birth’ of his songs. Punctuated by Super 8 footage chronicling the early years, an extraordinary playlist and a stellar cast featuring Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Feist, Kiefer Sutherland and Daniel Lanois, Love Shines is a journey to the heart and soul of what songwriting is truly about.

Film Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1893146006061

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Our April Monthly screening: “ROLL OUT, COWBOY”

Categories: Events | Posted by: Josh Leibold

Please join us on April 6th, 2011 as we continue our monthly screening series at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of director Elizabeth Lawrence’s film “ROLL OUT, COWBOY”. Director/Producer Elizabeth Lawrence will be present for the screening. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Thanks to 89.3 the Current for their support and co-sponsorship with Sound Unseen.

Date: Weds. April 6, 2011
Time: 7:00PM
Venue:The TRYLON Microcinema
Location: 3258 Minnehaha Ave S. Mpls. MN
Price: $8.00
Details & Tickets: www.take-up.org

[toggle title_open=”Film Synopsis” title_closed=”Film Synopsis” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default”]Film Synopsis: His tour bus is broken, he bought his house for a thousand bucks, and the small farming town of Dunn Center, North Dakota (population: 120 and shrinking) which he lives is disappearing faster with each passing year. Chris Sand is the face of the dying American West. Except for one thing: He raps. Chris “Sandman” Sand looks like Woody Guthrie but sings like LL Cool J. Roll Out, Cowboy follows the 39-year-old country/hip-hop musician as he tours the American West during the 2008 Presidential election. The result? A music fusion of—country/hip hop/folk/rap or whatever you call it, it’s unique, fresh, sexy, and distinctly western. Small town America isn’t as conservative as we think. Roll Out, Cowboy marks Elizabeth Lawrence’s feature film directional debut. Her previous roles include production manager and line producer. She’s assisted producers and directors on films such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Underworld Evolution and The Last Kiss.. 2010, 75 min, Blu-Ray.[/toggle]

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JUNE 8th monthly screening: MORPHINE doc “CURE FOR PAIN” The Mark Sandman Story

Categories: Events | Posted by: Josh Leibold

Please join us on June 8th, 2011 as we continue our monthly screening series at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of CURE FOR PAIN: THE MARK SANDMAN STORY”. Director/Producer ROB BRALVER will be present for the screening. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.  Thanks to 89.3 the Current for their support and co-sponsorship with Sound Unseen.

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  • 7 PM screening is SOLD OUT, but tickets are still available for 9 PM!
  • We’ve added a 9pm show
  • 89.3 the Current’s Steve Seel will intro the 7pm screening
  • Producer Jeff Broadway will be present along with Director/Editor Rob Bralver

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Date: Weds. JUNE 8th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Venue:The TRYLON Microcinema
Location: 3258 Minnehaha Ave S. Mpls. MN
Price: $8.00

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[toggle title_open=”Film Synopsis:” title_closed=”Film Synopsis:” hide=”yes” border=”no” style=”default”] Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman story examines the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of Boston “low rock” band Morphine. From his Newton, MA roots to his travels across American and around the globe, Sandman left an indelible imprint as one of the most distinctive musicians of his generation. Along with revisiting the “unique and sultry sound” of his music, the film explores the meaning of family through this critically praised and personally conflicted singer, songwriter and innovative instrumentalist.
The pursuit of Sandman’s turbulent story has led filmmakers Robert G. Bravler, Jeff Broadway and David Ferino to New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Rome. Among those appearing in the film are members of the Sandman family, Seth Mnookin (Vanity Fair), Nic Harcourt (LA Times, KCRW), Steve LaBate (Paste), Ben Harper, John Medeski, Les Claypool (Primus), Mike Watt (The Stooges), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and members of Morphine: Dana Colley, Billy Conway and Jerome Deupree.

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