Film: Re Vinylized + Far Off Sounds

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FILM: Re-Vinylized

Wednesday, August 31st
Doors open at 7pm, Film begins at 8
Admission: $5 (Free for members)

“Plastic Dreams,” our look into our love of vinyl continues with a film series dedicated to the vinyl enthusiast, and their obsession with the physical format. This wide-ranging collection of films aims to show us the devotion and connection many feel to the format, and forces us to consider our instinct to romanticize nostalgic eras gone by.

The series will take place every Wednesday in August and will also incorporate short films, discussions and other events relevant to the subject matter of each week’s film.

Re-Vinylized

Re-Vinylized" is a 30-minute documentary about independent record stores in Chicago. The film celebrates the culture of independent record stores while examining the effects of downloading and the recent resurgence of vinyl record sales. The documentary profiles a number of Chicago's independent record stores, and features interviews with store owners, employees and customers as well as insightful commentary from national music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot (of National Public Radio's "Sound Opinions" program). The film was an official selection of the 2012 Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival.

Far Off Sounds - "Echoes Throughout the Land"
Season Two Directors Cut. 63mins.

The creation of Detroit-based directors Nick George and Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman, "Far Off Sounds" is a new kind of music series, a hybrid of ethnographic documentary, music video, and travelogue. The show guides viewers through distant lands and hidden pockets close to home, exploring the beautiful, strange and varied ways that people use, play, and connect with music around the world. We live in a constantly evolving world of ephemeral trends and rapidly shifting cultural norms, and it is often difficult to make sense of this plethora of sensations within a larger context. Far Off Sounds seeks to provide this context by being all-inclusive. The series serves as a platform to connect the dots between the drumbeat of an African village and the pounding rhythm of Detroit techno; between the amplified songs of Orca whales and the electric guitar solos of psychedelic rock. The show tells discreet, intimate stories, in the service of the larger, infinitely complex story of music on earth.

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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD