The double bill that had to happen happened! The New Beverly ran this event of dreams for two nights back in January, and Devon and I went on the 17th to see director Kurtis Spieler and Voyag3r spoke about the movie and composing the soundtrack. Both prints were great, and the audience reaction made the whole experience next level. Will anyone be able to top this bill? Remains to to be seen.
I can’t believe I was soooo slow to post this one. This is an obvious choice for this site: punk rock and movies. How could I be so late, and aloof? I blame society. But anyway, Cinematic Void screened Get Crazy at the Los Feliz 3 on December 11, 2021, and three guests, director Allan Arkush, Lori Eastside (Nada), and Lee Ving (Piggy) were there as well for a Q&A. Ving would break into song, mostly Italian operas, and the occasional “1-2-3-4! 1-2-3-4!”. As you can see in the photo below. The Q&A was great. Allan Arkush has a million stories, and you want to hear them all, and Lee and Lori held their own as well. I won an autographed copy of the blue ray for answering a trivia question pertaining to Iggy Pop. Who knew that a steady diet of rock magazines in my youth would reap rewards?
A newly struck 35mm print Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Conversation screened at the fabulous Nuart in West Los Angeles this past week, and it looks and sounds as great as you can imagine. David Shire’s score is one of my all-time favorites. Then there’s Bill Butler’s cinematography. Then you have Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Allen Garfield, Teri Garr, and more in the cast. Not to mention Coppola was on fire in this period of his career.