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    Rev. Fred Lane Documentary Screening in Washington, DC

    I mentioned the showing of the Rev. Fred Lane documentary in another thread and people seemed interested, so here is more information on this weekend's showing of the film "Icepick to the Moon".

    Saturday, January 11, 2019 8:00 p.m.
    Southern Kooks: The Music and Legacy of The Rev. Fred Lane and Charlie McAlister
    Rhizome
    6950 Maple Street NW
    Washington, DC 20012
    rhizomedc.org

    In the late 1970s, a group of like-minded avant-garde musicians at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa channeled the spirit of Dadaist Alfred Jarry into a full-blown big-band ensemble to support the visionary Fred Lane (née Tim Reed). With a unique “stripmine crooning” leading his bands, the Rev. Fred Lane releases two legendary LPs for Kramer’s Shimmy Disc label out of NYC in 1983 (FROM THE ONE THAT CUT YOU) and 1986 (CAR RADIO JEROME). ICEPICK TO THE MOON is his third LP released in 2019 on Feeding Tube Records. ICEPICK is also the name of Skizz Cyzyk’s 2018 documentary on Fred Lane and his musical adventures and this screening at Rhizome will be the film’s DC premiere.

    Watch the trailer here:
    https://vimeo.com/236663650

    Equally zany and hailing from the low country of South Carolina, Charlie McAlister’s catalog has been described as “as charmed pop music, wry without being goofy, ineffably simple, personal and universal at the same time” (Oxford America). Before his untimely death in February of 2018, McAlister managed to release dozens of LPs, cassettes, zines, and low-fi art on both national and international labels as well as other outlets. His paintings and his films are also treasures that cover a variety of southern motifs from shrimp boat captains to lecherous debutantes to corrupt park rangers. A sampling of his short films, only recently converted to digital format by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, will be screened in DC for the first time at this Rhizome event.

    The evening will open with a short musical tribute to The Rev. Fred Lane by Team Sardine, followed by a screening of ICE PICK TO THE MOON (90 minutes). The second set will feature a screening of a handful of Charlie McAlister films (16 minutes) followed by a musical sendoff by Team Sardine.

    $10 suggested donation. Show begins at 8pm.

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    HOBBLE UP WITH THE ASPARAGUS!

    I'm there.
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    I was told that DVDs will be available for sale at the screening.
    Filmmaker Skizz Cyzyk says that “all your questions will be answered” from either the film or the accompanying bonus features. If all your questions are not answered, you can ask Skizz any lingering questions during the Q&A period after the film. If all your Fred Lane questions end up getting answered, you could ask Skizz about his other films like “Hit and Stay” or ask him what it’s like to play drums with Half Japanese. Skizz will be rattling the traps with Team Sardine to open and close the show.

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    Wasn’t there already a documentary about him ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    Wasn’t there already a documentary about him ??
    No. This is it.
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