Friday, December 9, 2011

Sunday January 8th! Kicking off the new year with The White Stripes!

(Emmett Malloy, 2009, 93 min.)
Jack White, Meg White, Emmet Malloy

2011 Grammy Nominee
Best Long Form Music Video

A rock & roots trek with The White Stripes across the Great White North. Excellent performances and rare footage from what was ultimately one of their final tours.

All ages

$6 suggested for screening.

Show up at 7 for dinner and drinks beforehand.
White Stripes on the iPod
Jimmy tending bar for tasty food and bev purchase from Schlafly!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

A Big Announcement!!! Rare Authorized Screening! The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights!!! Sunday, January 8th 2012! Schlafly Bottleworks Doors open at 7, screening at 8 PM

I am very proud to announce this film as the kick off to our 2012 Lineup of Culture Shock- A Film Series!

What a great way to start the year... on a cold, cold night!

For those of you who are White Stripes fans, you will appreciate the raw vibe of this outstanding rock-umentary as it follows the travels of the band during their 2007 tour of Canada to promote what was ultimately their last recorded album, Icky Thump.

Woven through some electrifying concert footage are rare, behind the scenes dialogues that give a glimpse of the dynamics of two people often seen, but not heard outside of performing.

In addition to scheduled tour dates, Jack & Meg shared their time and talent with the locals as they explored the Provinces of the Great White North. Playing random, free sideshows for audiences far removed from their typical listener base, they captured some great exchanges with all ages. In basic red, black and Jack White fashion this film has it all: classic cars, retro roadies and culture.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see two world class artists at work on a non stop rock & roots adventure tour. Especially since you won't be seeing them tour anytime soon.

You can however, get the skinny and all the goods by going to Third Man Records, either in person in Nashville, TN or by cybertravel at www dot third man records dot com.

Screening Sunday December 4th @ 8PM

(Hal Ashby, 1971 , 91 min.)
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

A vintage work of art here! The fact that this movie stars Vivian Pickles and has a Jag hearse conversion is enough to go see it.

Otherwise it's a bonafide December romance! A hilariously dark comedy revolving around the lives of a misbegotten teen and the woman he loves...who could also be his grandmom!

The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention from his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile, his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of Maude's eightieth birthday, Harold proposes to her but he finds the truth about life at the end of hers.

See ya there!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday November 13th 8 pm Schlafly Bottleworks!

(Matthew Leutwyler, 2004, 88 min)

Starring David Carradine, Oz Perkins (son of Anthony), Jeremy Sisto, Zach Selwyn

Winner of 5 awards including best horror feature!

Been thinking about going on a little B & B getaway?

Before you make your reservations check out this modern kult klassic! A thrilling horror parody that will make you laugh out loud.

A pack of weary travelers find themselves stranded in a forlorn B & B with a creepy inkeeper who ends up dead. An evil spirit is unleashed and the whole redneck population of the small town goes zombie!

Add to this, a band of narrating storyline musicians, a deputy named Enus and lots of cheap gore and you have a hilarious must see!

$6 suggested donation.
Must be 17 or accompanied by adult.
Rated NC-17 for foul language.

As always delicious food and drink available for purchase from the Bottleworks!

A special thanks to the cool people at Anchor Bay Entertainment & Starz Media for their assistance in securing proper permission to screen this film publicly.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday October 2nd 8 pm at Schlafly Bottleworks A RARE PUBLIC SCREENING FROM THE MASTER OF SUSPENSE!

Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO

PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, USA 109 min.)
Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

One of the most classic thrillers of all time!
Probably Janet Leigh’s most memorable role
as frustrated office worker Marion Crane,
who takes the bosses money and runs
straight into the roadside lair
of a psychotic mama’s boy.
Anthony Perkins plays the role well
as Norman Bates-
clean cut and seemingly harmless proprietor
of the Bates Motel.
The rest is cinematic history
- or herstory- depending on Norman’s state of mind.

Suggested donation of $6
Organic food and local brew available for purchase
from bar in The Crown Room

Monday, September 5, 2011

Passing Strange was awesome!

A BIG THANKS to all who attended the Culture Shock Kick Off! YOU helped make it a great success!

It was produced in cooperation with Heidi Rodewald and Dan Goldberg with IFC Films. Special thanks to Charles O'Rear and the gang at Schlafly for contributing such a cool backdrop! Thank you too, to KDHX for posting this event on their arts calendar!

Cheers to our Co-Host and Master of Ceremonies- a true classic and living encyclopedia of pop culture- Mr Beatle Bob!

A round of applause goes to Alex O'Rear our starring bartender of the event for keeping us well fueled!

See ya next time!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Passing Strange Film Screening Sunday 9/4 @ 6pm Schlafly Bottleworks

Finally! After much adieu we have the long awaited date in place for our film series debut! Passing Strange! Two incredibly talented artists- Stew & Heidi Rodewald- put together the Broadway production of Passing Strange with the help of an extra-ordinary cast and crew. Spike Lee happened upon the scene and the rest is history.

We are lucky enough to have secured permission to share this fine piece of performance art with any and all who wish to join us on Sunday September 4th at 6 pm. While the subject matter of Passing Strange is for mature audiences the message couldn't be more apropos to kick off our fundraising film series for Helping Kids Together "Culture Shock- A Film Series". A youth's tireless search to find who he is keeps leading him back to "the real" on an emotional rock and roll journey full of vividly potrayed characters and turbulent settings.

I saw this film for the first time when it premiered on KETC- Channel 9 in January of 2010 and have been working on making this happen ever since. It goes completely in line with HKT's mission of promoting inclusion, diversity, the arts and the wonderful techincolored coat of culture being worn by the world around us.

I am happy to say a big, gigantic THANK YOU to Heidi Rodewald and Dan Goldberg with IFC Films for their assistance in granting permission to display this work of art for all to see. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I am so excited for people to see this!

Hope to see you there!