“Califone have always been stupidly underappreciated, and the further we stumble into the 21st century, the more this music starts to feel both familiar and necessary.” —Pitchfork
Soak into the sunset with the new sound track of Americana by the nationally acclaimed scrap folk collective Califone. Their noise-speckled roots-rock haunts and hums with blues riffs, down-home drones, found sounds, and organic beats—a gorgeously subtle sonic puzzle that sounds both futuristic and ancient. Don’t miss a rare free performance by this enigmatic Chicago/L.A. based ensemble.
Movie: The Manchurian Candidate
Directed by John Frankenheimer
This taut thriller brilliantly captures the tension of the Cold War and McCarthy witch hunts of the late 1950s and early ’60s. Captured and taken to Manchuria during the Korean War, a U.S. army troop is brainwashed. Upon their release, they’re treated as heroes, while their leader becomes an unwitting assassin controlled by his domineering mother (played by a chilling Angela Lansbury). “It may be the most sophisticated political satire ever made in Hollywood” (film critic Pauline Kael). 1962, 16mm, 126 minutes.