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SF360 Film+Club Takes Movies Out of the Theater and Puts Them in the Club

The San Francisco Film Society presents the latest SF360 Film+Club, a monthly social screening series, this time showcasing the artistic canon of R. Kelly in Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along, 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21 at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street, between Mint and Sixth Street, just off Market.

“To say that Trapped in the Closet is astonishing would severely undersell the sheer audacity, hilarity and wonder of this work,” says Sean Uyehara, programming associate of the Film Society. “When I learned that curator Henri Mazza will showcase Trapped within a survey of R. Kelly’s artistic canon, it made me want to cry tears of joy.”

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along, an exploration of the artistry of rapper R. Kelly, is guest curated by Henri Mazza of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema of Austin, Texas, who will be hosting the show. The program will begin with a rapping contest, followed by screenings of early R. Kelly videos including Sex Me, Bump and Grind and Step in the Name of Love; and the first 12 chapters of R. Kelly’s astonishing epic video Trapped in the Closet; an entertaining remake of Trapped made for a high school class project; and The World’s Greatest. Highlighting and contextualizing the program will be a very special pre-recorded “live-via-satellite” interview with R. Kelly describing the real artistic meaning behind his oeuvre.

Doors open at Mezzanine at 7:00 pm, program starts at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $8.00 at the door and $5.00 if reserved in advance by emailing [email protected]
Must be 21+ to attend.

SF360 Film+Club is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, Mezzanine and Rehab, and is sponsored by SF Weekly.

For more information visit www.sffs.org

Official Website: http://www.sffs.org

Added by cinesoul on March 15, 2007