Sound Unseen and KFAI Present Little City In Space

Sound Unseen and KFAI Radio present a special screening celebrating KFAI Radio’s 40th anniversary with a rare screening of  “Little City in Space” directed by noted Czech Republic director Miroslav Janek (Citizen Havel).

This special is co-presented by: KFAI Radio

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | DOORS AT 6:30PM/SHOW AT 7PM
Venue: The Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Cost: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
KFAI Radio

In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Unitarian church in South Minneapolis. Operating at a humble 14-watts, KFAI hosted a motley crew of characters pumping out blues, progressive rock, foreign language programming, and absurdist radio theater to anyone who could pick up the signal.

The result of a year’s worth of footage, Janek’s “Little City in Space” documents the early days of KFAI radio, which celebrates its 40th year on-air this year. The film highlights some of the station’s disparate volunteer DJs, including Chicago bluesman Lazy Bill Lucas, accordion player/barber Helge Lamo, and Minneapolis blues mainstay Willie Murphy.

Dir. Miroslav Janek, 1984, USA/Czech Republic, 60 min., Digital