Monday, July 21, 2014

July 23 Doing Pomes

S1 continues its film+discussion series, Lessons in Heterosexuality, with part 3: Doing the Act. Screenshadows is presented in collaboration with Arcadia Missa in London, who curated the films. The result of the project will be a book published by Publication Studio. The discussion is all you. At S1, formerly Multiplex, 4148 NE Hancock Map 7:30PM Free

A vintage film of a poet whose poems became songs accompanied by a live musical score, as an art film. That's this.

Sayat-Nova was a poet and diplomat who made the mistake of falling in love with the king's sister. Those poets are so romantic! Banished, he roamed as a folk singer, became a monk and was killed by the invading Iranian army.

His poetry inspired an impressionistic film made in 1968, The Color of Pomegranates.

Mr Sayat-Nova and his family lived in Syria, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia. Time to take out the map. Part of that area was part of the Soviet Union until 1991, as was Ukraine. This is a chance to look at the culture of that area as imagined in the 1700's.

This evening a new score is presented to the film by Valet, Dreamboat (Golden Retriever + Ilyas Ahmed), and Spectrum Control (new band from Dewey of Plankton Wat).

It is part of the Fin de Cinema series. We have recommended these events without reservation. At Holocene 1001 SE Morrison 8:30PM $7