Part of Summer Music & Movies 2009
Music: Halloween, Alaska
DJ: Steve Seel
“Moody guitar and keyboards bric-a-brac atop subtly quaking beats … glassy drones, worried groove glitch, a shy come-on cribbed from an old Prince song.”—Blender
Drink in the summer sun and crafty pop, pure and now, by members of such esteemed local outfits as Love-cars, 12RODS, and Happy Apple. Mining the breaks between electronic and organic, Halloween, Alaska ignites a gorgeously layered atmosphere of heady lyricism, indie hooks, and articulate beats. Featuring James Diers (voice, keys, guitar), Matthew Friesen (bass, sampler), Jacob Hanson (guitar), and David King (drums).
Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Directed by Richard Brooks
Plagued by secrets and financial ambitions, a wealthy Mississippi family wrestles with truth and desire in this lush Tennessee Williams adaptation that oozes old money and Southern charm. Newman, in his first of 10 Academy Award–nominated performances, plays ex-football star Brick—a sardonic, alcoholic, and impotent husband to the ambitious and conniving Maggie, “the cat” (Elizabeth Taylor at her sultry best). 1959, 16mm, 108 minutes.