Free! Music begins at 7 pm; films begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm)
“Califone have always been stupidly underappreciated, and the further we stumble into the 21st century, the more this music starts to feel both familiar and necessary.” —Pitchfork
Soak into the sunset with the new sound track of Americana by the nationally acclaimed scrap folk collective Califone. Their noise-speckled roots-rock haunts and hums with blues riffs, down-home drones, found sounds, and organic beats—a gorgeously subtle sonic puzzle that sounds both futuristic and ancient. Don’t miss a rare free performance by this enigmatic Chicago/L.A. based ensemble.
Movie: The Manchurian Candidate
Directed by John Frankenheimer
This taut thriller brilliantly captures the tension of the Cold War and McCarthy witch hunts of the late 1950s and early ’60s. Captured and taken to Manchuria during the Korean War, a U.S. army troop is brainwashed. Upon their release, they’re treated as heroes, while their leader becomes an unwitting assassin controlled by his domineering mother (played by a chilling Angela Lansbury). “It may be the most sophisticated political satire ever made in Hollywood” (film critic Pauline Kael). 1962, 16mm, 126 minutes.
Copresented by the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.
Summer Music & Movies is sponsored by Lunds. Additional support is generously provided by The Hotel Minneapolis – a Doubletree Hotel and Elizabeth Redleaf. Media partners City Pages and 89.3 The Current.
Official Website: http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=4511
Added by waiting_line on June 9, 2008