MICROCINEFEST 2003 SPECIAL EVENT:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003
The American Visionary Art Museum and MicroCineFest team up to bring you
the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players.
|The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are an indie-vaudeville conceptual art-rock pop band. They take vintage slide collections found at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, etc., and turn the lives of anonymous strangers into pop-rock musical exposés based on the contents of the slide collections. Jason Trachtenburg (the Dad) plays piano, guitar and sings. Tina Piña Trachtenburg (the Mom) projects the slides and designs the band’s outfits. Nine-year-old Rachel Piña Trachtenburg (the daughter) plays drums and sings. Their self-released debut CD, VINTAGE SLIDE COLLECTIONS FROM SEATTLE, VOL. 1, was recently re-released nationally as an interactive CD by Bar None Records. TFSP have been written about in Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and Billboard. They have been seen and heard on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Comedy Central, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and The Sundance Channel. Visit their website at www.slideshowplayers.com|
Also performing are special guests Kimya Dawson (from The Moldy Peaches) and Kurt Liebert (from Bicycle).
|In 1994 Kimya Dawson and Adam Green started creating and recording songs together as The Moldy Peaches. In 1999, Kimya fell in with NYC’s Antifolk community and began writing songs by herself. Since then, she has released three solo albums recorded on a four track in her bedroom. “Smart lyrics balanced with simple, and childlike musical arrangements, these are the sort of songs someone writes with no intention of anyone else ever hearing them.... She sings like she wishes nobody were watching.” Find out more on Kimya’s wesite: www.kimyadawson.com/|
|Since the summer of 1995, Kurt Liebert and various line-ups of the band, Bicycle, have toured the country on bicycles, pedaling over 8,500 miles. They have played hundreds of gigs, released four independently produced CD's, been chased by cougars up in Canada, and camped in every Yogi Bear campground from Seattle to Baltimore. Learn more about Kurt on the Bicycle website: www.bicycletheband.com/|
Between musical acts, MicroCineFest
will present several 16mm films, including:
|area [code] - Bridget Farr, 14:00, 16mm
A mixture of moving and still imagery collected along a Canadian coast-to-coast cycling tour, sewn together to recreate the diverse Canadian communities that currently exist. The experience of urban versus rural spaces as perceived from the intimate perspective of a cyclist.
|Bubbles - Robert Flanagan, 14:30, 16mm
Utilizing a duel-projection system (two projectors running simultaneously), BUBBLES examines the relationship between a beauty and her Peeping Tom. A wild mixture of inspiring music, glorious color, and lots of bubbles! An earlier film from one of the filmmakers who brought us LOVE AND DEATH AT THE ROMP (MCF 2002).
Ajax Films, 170 E. 2nd St., Store East, NY, NY 10009, 212-677-2079, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ajaxfilms.com
At the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, 410-244-1900, www.avam.org
Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are $10, available in advance through www.missiontix.com and at AVAM’s admission desk.
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