M IS FOR MAY EYE: MUSICAL-SLASH-COMEDY
A night of mongrel music, the interbreeding of diverse cinematic strains
of mutant metallica, maverick mind games, the metamorphosis of Marilyn
Monroe, Mongolian moneymakers, Elvis m-personator (midwestern karaoke
mania), mumbling monkeys, mumbo jumbo, Mogull film madness, the mongoloid
of Monte Carlo, plus the morphine monologue of Tamoka, I Think with Monsieur
Ian Caskey, MMD, the Monstrous Mons Veneris of Mondo Cane.
MISTER ROBERT BECK AT HOME, AGAIN
Visit the RBMC tonight to fete the fouth anniversary of the commemoration
of our serviceman saint, Mr. Beck. Yes, indeed, this night we mark the
fourth anniversary of our weekly masses in honor of the patron saint of
forgotten movies, the providentially addled Saint Beck. In observance
of this joyous event, we ask that you our loyal congregation assist us
by bringing an amateur film of your choosing to screen in a collective
celebration. Let the spirit of Mr. Beck guide your selection of the film
you wish to contribute, but be aware that he has advised us of his preference
for home movies (or films that look like home movies) under 10 minutes
in length. He especially appreciates camera rolls. We will begin the evening
with several very recent acqusitions from the RBMC collection, which you
will not want to miss (stunningly beautiful 8mm b/w shot in 1940s Virginia,
including a nighttime, torchlit cave expedition). Feel free to contact
us with any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
PEGGY & FRED IN HELL
Tonight the RBMC is pleased to host the brand-new single-channel, feature
version of Leslie Thornton's brilliant Peggy & Fred in Hell (1984-2002).
We've always admired the many iterations of this fantastic work-in-progress,
and are honored to present it in its final version. A post-modern saga
of two isolated children coming to terms with a semi-familiar world, delivered
to them via television, Peggy & Fred in Hell turns the movies inside
out. If any movie staked out its own genre in the last twenty years, this
one is it.
THE SLIDE RULE
The RBMC has always encouraged live sound film events. But tonight's program
with filmmakers Grahame Weinbren and Roberta Friedman and composer Jim
Fulkerson remains a first. As Grahame puts it, "In the early 80s,
Fulkerson and I put together a program called 'Works for Film and Trombone'
that toured internationally. Fulkerson lives in Holland now, but is coming
to the USA in May for some concerts... These are films made by Roberta
Friedman and myself between 1975 and 1983 in New York and some collaborative
works with Fulkerson as composer. We will also put together some new pieces
for the occasion, and Jim will perform live on trombone."