Friday July 14 2017

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Films

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  Greener Grass    Director: Paul Briganti // Writer/Producers: Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer // Writer: Briana Frapart // USA    In this dark comedy of manners set in a surreal world, meticulously-coiffed soccer moms Jill and Lisa vie for perfect children, perfect husbands, and most importantly, perfect teeth.

Greener Grass

Director: Paul Briganti // Writer/Producers: Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer // Writer: Briana Frapart // USA

In this dark comedy of manners set in a surreal world, meticulously-coiffed soccer moms Jill and Lisa vie for perfect children, perfect husbands, and most importantly, perfect teeth.

  Gutterball    Director/Writer/Producer: Sam Gurry // USA    I was in a bowling league in third grade where I routinely rolled my ball into the next lane and ate a lot of cheese fries. Made entirely with a deck of 1991 LPBA Strike Force trading cards.

Gutterball

Director/Writer/Producer: Sam Gurry // USA

I was in a bowling league in third grade where I routinely rolled my ball into the next lane and ate a lot of cheese fries. Made entirely with a deck of 1991 LPBA Strike Force trading cards.

Railment

Director/Writer/Producer: Shunsaku Hayashi // Music: Jack Stevens // Japan

In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed of the continuity and his movement have accelerated and gradually cause a distortion.

  The Bus Trip    Director/Writer/Producer: Sarah Gampel // Sweden    Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

The Bus Trip

Director/Writer/Producer: Sarah Gampel // Sweden

Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

  Lunch Time    Director/Writer/Producer: Alireza Ghasemi // Iran    A 16-year-old girl deals with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of having to identify the body of her mother.

Lunch Time

Director/Writer/Producer: Alireza Ghasemi // Iran

A 16-year-old girl deals with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of having to identify the body of her mother.

     All My Star Wars Cards    Director: Ross Meckfessel //  USA    Every Star Wars card I owned. A eulogy.

 

All My Star Wars Cards

Director: Ross Meckfessel //  USA

Every Star Wars card I owned. A eulogy.

     Big Boy    Director: Sasha Gransjean // USA     An aggressive barrage of modern technology aesthetic culminating in a hyper-climaxing consumerist nightmare.

 

Big Boy

Director: Sasha Gransjean // USA

An aggressive barrage of modern technology aesthetic culminating in a hyper-climaxing consumerist nightmare.

  Limbo    Director/Writer: Konstantina Kotzamani // Producers: Maria Drandaki, Ron Dyens // Greece    The leopard shall lie down the goat, the wolves shall live with the lambs and the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore.

Limbo

Director/Writer: Konstantina Kotzamani // Producers: Maria Drandaki, Ron Dyens // Greece

The leopard shall lie down the goat, the wolves shall live with the lambs and the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore.

  Susurrus    Director: Na Yon Cho  // USA    On seeing a dead man.

Susurrus

Director: Na Yon Cho  // USA

On seeing a dead man.

  Preceding THE ICRAUS LINE MUST DIE    Spotlight On A Brick Wall    Directors: Alee Peoples, Mike Stoltz  //  USA    A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track.

Preceding THE ICRAUS LINE MUST DIE

Spotlight On A Brick Wall

Directors: Alee Peoples, Mike Stoltz  //  USA

A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track.

FEATURE FILM: The Icarus Line Must Die

 Opening Night Feature Film: THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE   Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Michael Grodner // Writer/Executive Producer: Joe Cardamone // Producer: Kristin Slaysman // Executive Producer: Josh Crockett // USA // World Premiere    The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic narrative feature set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys   The Icarus Line as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.     Ariel Pink, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Pearl Charles, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Justin Pearson, Rafael Reyes (Prayers) and Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) are featured along with performances by Pink Mountaintops, Together Pangea, The Icarus Line, Retox, Obliterations and Annie Hardy of Giant Drag.

Opening Night Feature Film: THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Michael Grodner // Writer/Executive Producer: Joe Cardamone // Producer: Kristin Slaysman // Executive Producer: Josh Crockett // USA // World Premiere

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic narrative feature set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys The Icarus Line as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Ariel Pink, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Pearl Charles, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Justin Pearson, Rafael Reyes (Prayers) and Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) are featured along with performances by Pink Mountaintops, Together Pangea, The Icarus Line, Retox, Obliterations and Annie Hardy of Giant Drag.

Music

JOE CARDAMONE of THE ICARUS LINE

  JOE CARDAMONE of THE ICARUS LINE    Critically acclaimed Los Angeles artist, Joe Cardamone, disbanded legendary noise rock group The Icarus Line after 17 years of beautiful destruction last year. Shortly after the release of All Things Under Heaven the group was rendered unable to continue. In-between producing records for other artist, he secretly slammed away making beats on an MPC during late nights in his studio. Although these beats were done with no goal besides personal creative expression they hold a singularity    and power. Over the course of 2016 the night beats evolved into a powerful collection of over 40 songs. This collection juxtaposes both contemporary street and popular sounds manipulated by punk death noise what the fuck ever rock ears and eyes. Heavy and Beautiful. Noise and Melody. Tunes conjured from samples and sounds with conventional instruments cast away. Holy War will be released over the course of 2017 in a series of volumes.

JOE CARDAMONE of THE ICARUS LINE

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles artist, Joe Cardamone, disbanded legendary noise rock group The Icarus Line after 17 years of beautiful destruction last year. Shortly after the release of All Things Under Heaven the group was rendered unable to continue. In-between producing records for other artist, he secretly slammed away making beats on an MPC during late nights in his studio. Although these beats were done with no goal besides personal creative expression they hold a singularity

and power. Over the course of 2016 the night beats evolved into a powerful collection of over 40 songs. This collection juxtaposes both contemporary street and popular sounds manipulated by punk death noise what the fuck ever rock ears and eyes. Heavy and Beautiful. Noise and Melody. Tunes conjured from samples and sounds with conventional instruments cast away. Holy War will be released over the course of 2017 in a series of volumes.

ANNIE HARDY of GIANT DRAG

 

  ANNIE HARDY of GIANT DRAG    Giant Drag's Annie Hardy just finished a new solo LP entitled "Rules" which found her once again working with long time collaborator, best friend and producer Joe Cardamone (Icarus Line, HolyWar) on what is a new level for an already legendary songwriter and front woman and is bound to be a game changer for Hardy.

ANNIE HARDY of GIANT DRAG

Giant Drag's Annie Hardy just finished a new solo LP entitled "Rules" which found her once again working with long time collaborator, best friend and producer Joe Cardamone (Icarus Line, HolyWar) on what is a new level for an already legendary songwriter and front woman and is bound to be a game changer for Hardy.

pink mountaintops & special guests

  Pink Mountaintops    The "trippy country meets stoner rock" of Vancouver's Pink Mountaintops is the brainchild of Stephen McBean, who is also the singer/songwriter/guitarist for Black Mountain, which was formerly known as Jerk with a Bomb. McBean's solo project was also known by another name, One Easy Skag. He began playing with Jerk with a Bomb in the late '90s, and the band issued three albums and a 7" under that name. By late 2003, both Jerk with a Bomb and One Easy Skag were rechristened with their mountainous names, and in the summer of 2004, the Pink Mountaintops' self-titled debut album arrived. While the album became one of 2005's most prominent indie rock releases, McBean brought Pink Mountaintops back the following year with Axis of Evol. The well-received Outside Love arrived in 2009, followed by a pair of Black Mountain releases (In the Future and Wilderness Heart). The group's fourth studio album, Get Back, dropped in early 2014.

Pink Mountaintops

The "trippy country meets stoner rock" of Vancouver's Pink Mountaintops is the brainchild of Stephen McBean, who is also the singer/songwriter/guitarist for Black Mountain, which was formerly known as Jerk with a Bomb. McBean's solo project was also known by another name, One Easy Skag. He began playing with Jerk with a Bomb in the late '90s, and the band issued three albums and a 7" under that name. By late 2003, both Jerk with a Bomb and One Easy Skag were rechristened with their mountainous names, and in the summer of 2004, the Pink Mountaintops' self-titled debut album arrived. While the album became one of 2005's most prominent indie rock releases, McBean brought Pink Mountaintops back the following year with Axis of Evol. The well-received Outside Love arrived in 2009, followed by a pair of Black Mountain releases (In the Future and Wilderness Heart). The group's fourth studio album, Get Back, dropped in early 2014.