Music: Grant Hart Associated
“Grant is … kissed by that multi-headed hydra of genius.” —City Pages
The Walker’s beloved annual outdoor series kicks off with a rare appearance with a full band by the legendary Hüsker Dü founder and co-songwriter Grant Hart. The event coincides with the 35th anniversary of the recording of the band’s Land Speed Record in the 7th St Entry. Expect music from the Hüsker catalogue, Nova Mob, and Hart’s singular solo recordings.
Presented as a related event for the Walker exhibition Chris Larson: Land Speed Record on view through January 8, 2017.
DJ: Jake Rudh
Film: A Hard Day’s Night
Directed by Richard Lester
“The Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals.” —Andrew Sarris
“A Hard Day’s Night is one of the world’s perfect films.” —Village Voice
Produced shortly after their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and beginning with the band fleeing from droves of shrieking fans, A Hard Day’s Night captures the Beatles at the moment they became pop icons. Following them through press interviews and preparations to appear on live television, the film playfully skewers the band’s cult of celebrity, mocking the media’s drive to document their every move. Smart, funny, and semi-surrealist A Hard Day’s Night is a jubilant classic set to the strains of “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “I Should Have Known Better.”
1964, 87 minutes.