Music Rocks!

Odd Sundays Cine Club reunites again this January with a Musical Theme.

We’ll be meeting at 7PM on the 1st 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month to get our film education on, get inspired, talk trash, and eat gallons of popcorn.

December Employee Pick: Music Rocks! brought to you by Marketing and Music Director, Katy Dubina.

Music plays a role in so many films. However, there are a few out there that use music as the inspiration and subject matter. Join us to celebrate (and sing along) all things music. Each event will feature some related-trivia questions and you can try your hand for a special prize!

January 1st  is This is Spinal Tap (1984): Get over your New Year’s hangover with some much-needed laughs at THIS IS SPINAL TAP! Join us for some pre-film trivia. The we’ll turn it up to 11 and enjoy the flick. What better way to show your appreciation of music than rockin’ out with Spinal Tap. You can never see this one too many times.

“Neophyte Director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) presents this “Rockumentary” showcasing the North American tour of aging rockers Spïnal Tap. Band members David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), and Derick Smalls (Harry Shearer) form the core of the group, with various drummers dying over the years in freak accidents or through spontaneous human combustion. The band is set to promote their new record, “Smell the Glove,” featuring a degrading photograph of a woman in bondage smelling a glove. The cover is deemed too offensive for many chain-stores, and is redone in 100% black, lacking a band logo or even a title.”

January 15th  is The Saddest Music in the World (2003): Think D Minor is the saddest key of all? Well, let’s put that to the test. Join us for music-themed trivia prior to the film and see if you measure up to win a special prize!

“Set in Winnipeg during the Depression, a legless baroness host a contest for the saddest music in the world, with a grand prize of $25,000. During the assembly of contestants a father and his two sons; one who thinks he’s an American, one who is succumbing to madness over the death of his son and his ex-lovers nymphomaniac tendencies and the father a pathetic drunkard who fucks everything up. Their unique dynamics with the beer-baroness and tragedy bring these characters together to express their deep feelings of pain and give in to treachery. Great film with a prophetic ending is a unique twist on average indy films.”

January 29th is Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001): Join EMP for a DOUBLE FEATURE. Catch our production of NIGHT SWEATS at 7pm followed by the classic HEDWIG! Nothing says nightmare than losing all but an inch of your junk!

“Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to – years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig… but then left with all her songs.”

*quotes lazily taken from IMDB.com
**artwork brought to you by the EMP’s own Nolan Cartwright (October’s featured gallery artist)