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Bjork: Biophilia 

Icelandic artist, Björk, performs songs from her eighth album with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world. The Rolling Stone describes the project as “a massive multimedia project about the relationships between music, nature and technology.”

“Since Bjork, that eternally eccentric spirit animal of contemporary pop, largely rejected screen acting following an untoppable turn in Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, a concert film is the closest thing to a starring vehicle that her fans can reasonably hope for. Happily, her utterly peculiar magnetism as a performer is enough to make Bjork: Biophilia Live, a dedicated recording of her 2013 tour closer at London’s Alexandra Palace, something of an event…. So visually and sonically inventive is Bjork’s own stage show that Strickland and co-director Nick Fenton have, perhaps wisely, decided against adding their own cinematic bells and whistles…. Biophilia Live scores as a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers." — Variety

 

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Thu, Aug 2 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

Over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, filmmaker Jonathan Demme joined creative forces with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and Talking Heads... and miracles occurred. Following a staging concept by singer-guitarist David Byrne, this euphoric concert film transcends that all-too-limited genre to become the greatest film of its kind. A guaranteed cure for anyone's blues, it's a celebration of music that never grows old, fueled by the polyrhythmic pop-funk precision that was a Talking Heads trademark, and lit from within by the geeky supernova that is David Byrne.

With the deliriously eccentric Byrne as ringleader (pausing mid-concert to emerge in his now-legendary oversized suit), this circus of musical pleasure defies the futility of reductive description; it begs to be experienced, felt in the heart, head, and bones, and held there the way we hold on to cherished memories. On those three nights in December 1983, Talking Heads gave love, life, and joy in generous amounts that years cannot erode, and Demme captured this act of creative goodwill on film with minimalist artistic perfection. Stop Making Sense is an invitation to pleasure that will never wear out its welcome. 

 

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Thu, Aug 30 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Live at the Grand Ole Opry 

Neil Young: Heart of Gold is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on the occasion of the world premiere of Young's "Prairie Wind" concert at Nashville's hallowed Ryman Auditorium.

"The concert film has never looked or sounded classier than Jonathan Demme's superbly crafted Neil Young: Heart of Gold." - Variety

"One might call Neil Young: Heart of Gold soothing, even becalmed, but mellowness and ripeness, when they exist at this high level of craft, should have their season, too." 
— The New Yorker

35mm film

 

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Thu, Oct 4 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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