Rock That Uke
Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory. 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00.
A funky, curiously philosophical cinematic love poem that examines the near mystical allure of the four-stringed underdog of the musical world and the recent surge of alternative, post-punk musicians on the American mainland who have taken up the instrument, and have incorporated the ukulele not just into their raucous and irreverent original compositions, but into a counter cultural, post-punk ethos. With introductory narration by Academy Award winner Holly Hunter. Featuring Carmaig de Forest, Songs From a Random House, Janet Klein, Ukefink, Robert Armstrong (who was also the creator of Mickey Rat), Travis Harrelson, Oliver Brown, Heinous Rynes, Uke Til U Puke, The Haoles, Williwaw, Frank Novicki, Robert Wheeler, King Kukulele, Pineapple Princess, The Rumble Pups, and Ian Whitcomb!
The film was directed by William Preston Robertson, who has lent his voice to numerous Coen Brothers films, authored the book "The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film," and possibly most impressively, was the voice of the creepy mounted deer head (and other possessed objects) in "Evil Dead II."
Best of all, the amazing William Preston Robertson will be in attendance at the screening for a Q&A!! Yes, you will have the chance to meet the famous voice from Evil Dead II and director of this hip and bizarre doc!! We also might have some live uke playing going on!
We are doing regular weekly film screenings with Fools Foundation on Fridays at 7 PM - most are $5 (unless otherwise noted in advance), and will have filmmakers out from time to time.
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Added by Shiny Object on June 28, 2007