On Friday night, Rick and I headed back to Cinefamily for more fun & entertainment!
First up was the festival's "Keynote Presentation" by Mark Hosler of Negativland. The festival program asks "Is Negativland a 'band'? Media hoaxers? Activists? Artists? Musicians? Filmmakers? Culture jammers? Comedians?" They seem to be a pretty good combination of all of those things...and have been since 1980!
The videos shown were interesting, but the real draw was listening to Mark Hosler, who had so many amazing and unbelievable stories to tell! For instance, pre-internet, they created a rumor that their music was being blamed for a shooting. They got all sorts of attention from the media, which didn't exactly fact-check the press release that was put out by Negativland themselves...
Here is the video he ended his presentation with:
After Hosler's presentation, we stayed for one of the things I was most looking forward to - The Pelican Brief Project.
You know that movie, right? The Pelican Brief? It's probably not the first film most people would choose to write a new score for. But that's what Candybox Violence did.
So we sat in the theater, watching The Pelican Brief, sound off, with Candybox Violence performing live. It was freakin' awesome. The film was much better this time around! (And yeah, I saw it back in 1993 when it came out.)
If you ever get the chance to experience this, I recommend it!