Music: Robert Skoro
Robert Skoro first shone as bass player for Mason Jennings and has since become one of the Twin Cities’ most resonant singer/songwriters, whose ingenuously orchestrated pop songs sparkle with a natural sense of melody and pace. “If you’re partial to the idiosyncratically sculpted strains of the Shins and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, you may well fall in love with Minneapolis’ troubadour Skoro” (Guitar magazine). Featuring Andy Thompson (Dan Wilson, Mike Doughty), Bill Mike (name a band), Adrian Suarez (Vicious Vicious), and James Buckley (Mystery Palace).
Movie: Imitation of Life
One of Sirk’s biggest hits follows the shallowness of success and emptiness of keeping up appearances. Hungry for stardom, aspiring actress Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) spends more time on her career than raising her daughter (Sandra Dee). Her devoted African American housekeeper (Juanita Moore) moves in to help, but has she her own troubles with a daughter who is passing as white. 1959, U.S., color, 16mm, 125 minutes.
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