HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM
2017, 76 min, USA, Dir: Fred Riedel

As a member of pioneering alternative rock band Sonic Youth and on his own solo recordings, Lee Ranaldo has revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar. Working with producer Raül Fernandez and collaborators including lyricist Jonathan Lethem, singer Sharon Van Etten, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and former Sonic Youth cohort Steve Shelley on drums, Ranaldo recorded the new album “Electric Trim” - a process captured in this documentary. Filmed during dozens of recording sessions across a year, this unusually intimate look at the creative process presents a bold, new sound that is a lush and striking departure from Ranaldo’s signature work.


THE MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
CHELOVEK S KINO-APPARATOM
1929, Flicker Alley, 68 min, Soviet Union, Dir: Dziga Vertov

In his Kino Eye manifesto of 1923, director Dziga Vertov declared, “I am an eye. A mechanical eye. I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it,” embracing cinema as an art form that shuns traditional or Western narrative in favor of images from real life. This most studied Soviet film (named the best documentary of all time by Sight and Sound) paints a composite portrait of several Ukrainian cities, expressing Soviet themes of constructivism and collective success through a kinetic cascade of visuals.


SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II
1987, Concorde Pictures, 77 min, USA, Dir: Deborah Brock

“Thrills, chills, guitars and drills!” Revving from its slumber five years later, the only female-written-and-directed slasher film franchise returns louder than ever. Courtney (Crystal Bernard) has nightmares about a power drill-wielding maniac who terrorized her sexually repressed sister years earlier; hoping to clear her mind, she and members of her all-girl rock band rent a condo to play some music and party hard. However, Courtney’s nightmares spill into reality as the driller killer returns looking to make some noise.


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