July 26, 2017
Artist Series: Until The Light Takes Us with filmmaker Audrey Ewell + Shane CarruthJuly 26, 2017
Please join us for this special screening of documentary Until The Light Takes Us with Audrey Ewell and her new short film Memory Box. Q + A to follow screening with director Audrey Ewell and actor Shane Carruth. Event is free, but please RSVP to email@example.com/roxy-cinema
Until The Light Takes Us
Documentary / 2008 / 97 minutes
Part metal scene and part cultural uprising, a Norwegian music genre known as black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties among a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings. As reporters and police scrambled for answers, more and more churches went up in flames. They had no leads until musician Varg Vikernes, one of the architects of this underground music-art-political scene, took credit and was quickly arrested. While in police custody, the media ran with a largely fabricated story of satanic rituals, abductions and sacrifices. Soon, other young musicians acted on those media cues, creating an escalating cycle of fiction-fueled reality. This film documents the true story behind the music, murders and church burnings, and reveals what happened when the people behind the music and crimes found that they couldn't control what they had created. To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that's as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.
Featuring the music of: Black Dice, Boards of Canada, Burzum, Darkthrone, Enslaved, Gorgoroth, Lesser, Mayhem, Mum, Sunn 0))),
NY TIMES Critic's Pick richly compelling and artfully shot - LA Weekly
A provocative and intelligent film - KQED San Francisco
Short/ 11 minutes / Dir. Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites Written by Audrey Ewell Starring Mackenzie Davis and Shane Carruth
A young mother working in a memory re-creation facility is pushed by a client to break the rules.