Bruise Violet plus Big Cats and Man with a Movie Camera
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Bruise Violet plus Big Cats and Man with a Movie Camera

Music: Bruise Violet, 7 pm

The evening opens with sugar, spice, and a kick in the teeth by Bruise Violet, City Pages‘ Best New Band 2016.

DJ: Sean McPherson

Music + Film: Big Cats with Man with a Movie Camera, dusk (approximately 8:45 pm)

“Big Cats takes the Best Producer crown in a city brimming with talent.” —City Pages

Best known as an in-demand hip-hop producer and DJ, Big Cats (Spencer Wirth-Davis) makes experimental instrumental music that draws from classical, hip-hop, and jazz. Expect a newly composed and richly cinematic score with his full ensemble for the 1929 Russian classic Man with a Movie Camera by “the preeminent beatmaker in the Twin Cities” (89.3 The Current). A Walker-commissioned work for Summer Music & Movies 2016.

Man with a Movie Camera

Directed by Dziga Vertov

An avant-garde masterpiece of the silent era, Man with a Movie Camera imagines the cameraman as an integral fixture of industrial Russia. Director Dziga Vertov created the film as a work of “absolute kinography” and developed a now-renowned kinetic editing style. The striking result weds man and machine in a euphoric celebration of technological advancement. 1929, 16mm transferred to video, drawn from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection, 68 minutes.