Music: Black Blondie
Lay the evening low with the trance-inducing vibe of Black Blondie—a sweet and sultry stew of hip-hop, soul, trip-hop, and dub. Featuring vocalist Samahra Linton, plus instrumentalists Tasha Baron (formerly of Heiruspecs), Liz Draper, and Kahlil Brewington, “a Black Blondie set works like a hunk of resin incense . . . it heats up, begins to smolder, and then really starts to smoke” (City Pages).
Movie: All That Heaven Allows
A love that defies age and class differences is central in the Sirk film that inspired Todd Haynes’ Far from Heaven. Trapped in her sterile suburban home, matronly widow, Cary (Jane Wyman) falls for her strapping gardener, Ron (Rock Hudson), much to the chagrin of her children and friends. Shocked by her choice of a much younger and poorer companion, they scheme to break up the couple. 1955, U.S., color, 16mm, 89 minutes.
DJ: Sarah Askari