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December 13, 2018

Now Showing

  • 7:00 PM

    Bathtubs Over Broadway

    December 14, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 87 minutes

    A great light-hearted documentary unearths some unusual bit of ephemera, usually with the help of an oddball obsessive; with her first feature Bathtubs Over Broadway filmmaker Dava Whisenant scores big on both counts. Whisenant’s subject is Steve Young, a former writer for David Letterman, who in his quest to find offbeat fodder for the show’s comedy roster happened upon the obscure world of industrial musicals – song and dance revues commissioned by corporations to help sell their products during company retreats. As with the best obsessions, what starts as an ironic appreciation turns to genuine admiration, a quest that has led Young to collect countless LPs of this strange, secret form of music and to effusively champion the artistry and song craft put into show tunes that were never meant for public enjoyment. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, punk icon Jello Biafra and more.

  • 9:00 PM

    Narcissister Organ Player

    December 14, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 91 minutes

    Performance art can be a tricky to translate into a satisfying cinematic experience, but controversial, incognito performance artist "Narcissister" pulls it off in inimitable style with her feature-length Narcissister Organ Player. Adapted from her Bessie Award winning performance, the piece – at least on the surface – is largely a critique of our addiction to image culture as processed through the grief brought on by the illness and eventual death of the artist's mother, told in a provocative language of semi-nude dance, sculpture, burlesque, drag and invasive body exploration. But more than simple provocation, Narcissister Organ Player is a challenging, liberated work that manages to be heartfelt, cerebral and ultimately revealing – which coming from someone disguised behind mannequin masks of feminine archetypes might be the most shocking aspect of all. Featuring animation pieces courtesy of New York artist Martha Colburn.

  • 3:00 PM

    Narcissister Organ Player

    December 15, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 91 minutes

    Performance art can be a tricky to translate into a satisfying cinematic experience, but controversial, incognito performance artist "Narcissister" pulls it off in inimitable style with her feature-length Narcissister Organ Player. Adapted from her Bessie Award winning performance, the piece – at least on the surface – is largely a critique of our addiction to image culture as processed through the grief brought on by the illness and eventual death of the artist's mother, told in a provocative language of semi-nude dance, sculpture, burlesque, drag and invasive body exploration. But more than simple provocation, Narcissister Organ Player is a challenging, liberated work that manages to be heartfelt, cerebral and ultimately revealing – which coming from someone disguised behind mannequin masks of feminine archetypes might be the most shocking aspect of all. Featuring animation pieces courtesy of New York artist Martha Colburn.

  • 5:20 PM

    Bathtubs Over Broadway Q&Aw with Steve Young

    December 15, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 87 minutes

    A great light-hearted documentary unearths some unusual bit of ephemera, usually with the help of an oddball obsessive; with her first feature Bathtubs Over Broadway filmmaker Dava Whisenant scores big on both counts. Whisenant’s subject is Steve Young, a former writer for David Letterman, who in his quest to find offbeat fodder for the show’s comedy roster happened upon the obscure world of industrial musicals – song and dance revues commissioned by corporations to help sell their products during company retreats. As with the best obsessions, what starts as an ironic appreciation turns to genuine admiration, a quest that has led Young to collect countless LPs of this strange, secret form of music and to effusively champion the artistry and song craft put into show tunes that were never meant for public enjoyment. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, punk icon Jello Biafra and more.

    Q&A to follow with Steve Young

Showtimes on
December 13, 2018