I love living in Salt Lake during the Sundance Film Festival! Not only do we have access to fantastic indie films before the rest of the world, but we can enjoy them without going to Park City and fighting the crowds.
We were able to secure tickets for the first three below and can hopefully waitlist our ways into the last three.
Come to the Poor Yorick art studios Friday or Saturday to see the funky Jellyfish from the year 12000. Kell has logged quite a few hours helping our mad scientist friend Jared and his crew convert an old van into this amazing art car. Aside from manual labor he did the coding for the lights. Come check it out!
The Age of Stupid is a new docu-drama set in the future (2055) after climate change has done great damage to humanity. The main character (Pete Postlethwaite) is a historian who looks back at footage from 2008 and wonders why we didn’t stop climate change while we still had a chance.
The film is premiering world-wide on Monday (Sept 21), for one night only, with the hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for the biggest simultaneous film screening.
After the film, a live feed from a premier in New York will feature a performance from Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and comments from Kofi Annan (Nobel Peace Prize) and James Hansen (environmental scientist).
You can buy tickets for the Salt Lake screening here. It plays at Century 16 Theater at 5:30pm.
I’ve been obsessing over the Atlanta-based garage punk band, the Black Lips, this last month. Besides writing catchy 60’s-esque psychedelic pop songs, they have a reputation for putting on a rowdy show. And when I say rowdy, I mean pissing in mouths, making out on stage and getting chased out of India levels of rowdiness. Word is that they’ve calmed down quite a bit, but they still make incredible music and are pretty easy on the eyes.
You can catch these talented ruffians at the Urban Lounge on April 22nd. You know I’ll be there, with stars in my eyes.
Here’s the video for Cold Hands, from their 2007 Good Bad Not Evil album. And when you’re done with it, check out 200 Million Thousand, their newest album.