- Thu, Feb 21 at 7:00 pm at Third Man RecordsBAD FEVER: Dir. Dustin Guy Defa, USA, 2012, 77 min., NR, HD,
THE BLACK BALLOON: Dir. Safdie Bros, USA, 2012, 21 min., NR, format tbd
The Light And Sound Machine
Co-presented by Third Man Records and the Belcourt Theatre
Third Thursday of the Month at Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S – Nashville, TN 37203 (directions)
A nod to the character based inquiries into the American condition that were the hallmark of 1970's filmmaking, Dustin Guy Defa's BAD FEVER introduces Eddie (Kentucker Audley), a psychologically fractured loner with delusions of a future in standup comedy. All but anonymous in his daily existence, he disappears into himself as seamlessly as he does into the film's rust-laden vistas of middle-America. His monotonous trajectory aches for intervention, which comes in the form of Irene (Eleonore Hendricks), a wayward drifter with a camcorder who subsides by sharing kinky vignettes of herself with an unseen benefactor. As their aimless lives intertwine, they inadvertently become fixtures to each other's menageries of desperation.
In attendance: Director of BAD FEVER, Dustin Guy Defa and lead actor Kentucker Audley
THE BLACK BALLOON:
An acerbic re-imagining of Albert Lamorisse’s classic children's film LE BALLON ROUGE, Josh and Benny Safdie's THE BLACK BALLOON resets Lamorisse's traversing non-narrative to modern day New York, where a dislocated (or escaped?), solitary black balloon wanders the city - temporarily interrupting the lives of the everyday city dwellers it meets along the way, including an as-himself appearance by author and raconteur Larry "Ratso" Sloman. Tempered by the music of progressive rock mainstays Gong, THE BLACK BALLOON is both an ode to city life and the interconnected nature of contemporary existence.
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