DAMN! Film Series
DAMN Film Series is a monthly short film film series, named after Denver, Memphis and New York, the hometowns of its founders.
SEPTEMBER 28th LINEUP
MUSIC BLOCK–FILMS ABOUT OR INSPIRED BY MUSIC
Jim Dickinson: The Man Behind the Console
Directed by Robert Allen Parker & Nan Hackman | USA | 16 Minutes
Jim Dickinson (1941-2009) was a legendary American record producer and Memphis-based musician and this short film features two of his last recorded interviews. Jim discusses how watching the Rolling Stones record ‘Sticky Fingers’ influenced his role as a future producer, how he taught his sons, The North Mississippi Allstars, about the world of music, and how he values his work as a producer with Alex Chilton on Big Star’s underground classic ‘Third’ album.
MC: Man of Vinyl
Directed by Bartosz Warwas | Poland | 16 Minutes
A story with a tongue in cheek about a man who in one lifetime had a hand in destroying communism, bringing down the Berlin Wall, inventing rap, and making the Beastie Boys famous.
Directed by Kristine Hipps | USA | 9 Minutes
An exploration of the twisted and brilliant mind of British author, musician, activist, and beatnik icon Mick Farren. The piece is a short film celebrating Farren’s beat poetry road-trip riff “Memphis Psychosis”, about one man’s journey to Graceland gone hellishly awry through the purchase of a handful of pills in the restroom of a diner.
Directed by Michael Slavens | USA | 17 Minutes
After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan (Richard Kind) finds himself in a state of shock. He tries to ignore his pain but finds himself followed by inescapable grief, or rather, followed by the inescapable What Cheer? Brigade, a 20-piece brass and percussion band drowning out his world with boisterous, ear-numbing song.
Doors open at 6:45 pm. Screening is at 7:15pm.
Program Total Running Time: 60 minutes
AT THEATERLAB (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor)
Tickets: $7 HERE
DAMN! Film Series’ mission is to showcase the best damn films through screenings in the Mile High City, the River City and the Big Apple and offer filmmakers and audiences the opportunities to mix in a collegial atmosphere. Come see some amazing short films, and then mix and mingle with the filmmakers.