Friday, December 14, 2012

Songs for the Animals: A Benefit for Cinematheque!

Roxie Theater

presented in association with the Roxie Theater
[sliding scale admission: $15–40]

Join us this evening at our annual benefit in celebration of Cinematheque’s 50+ years of innovative film programming for a once-in-a-lifetime cinematic spectacle featuring video/sound performances by an incredible lineup of local luminaries. Working this evening entirely with samples of animal voices, experimental electronicist Wobbly provides a live score to SUE-C’s More Animals, a recent example of her sublimely handmade live cinema. Tommy Becker—crafter of menacing synth-pop performance art presents excerpts from Tape Number One, a collection of ambivalently joyous video/performance greeting cards. Finally, Suzy Poling (a 2012 SFMOMA/SECA nominee), drawing inspiration from hypnotic realms, natural phenomena and ecological oddities, will create multi-dimensional live image/sound environments in collaboration with her own aural alter-ego Pod Blotz. As if this were not enough, MC for the evening is none other than the inimitable musician/comic/curator and all-around man-about-town, Mr. George Chen! Extended event information to come! (Gina Basso & Steve Polta)