Join us for a short film retrospective and conversation with Paul von Stoetzel, the demented mind behind Killing Joke films. Also featuring performances by Carnage The Executioner and Symone Smash It
Date: Thurs. May 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
Paul von Stoetzel has directed over 30 short films/music videos and as many plays in the Twin Cities area including his feature documentary, SNUFF: a documentary about killing on camera which has won numerous awards while also receiving major North American distribution as did his second documentary Scrap. His company, Killing Joke Films, is now preparing the literary adaptation of acclaimed writer Ed Kurtz's horror novel BLEED into a episodic series for 2017.
Carnage The Executioner is a Minneapolis based Hip Hop Artist, Beat Boxer, Emcee and Producer who has displayed tremendous work ethic over the past 10 years boasting an undeniable resume with quality releases, frequent performances in Europe along with US tours and always delivering an engaging live show has enabled Carnage to steal the hearts of fans around the world. As an experienced Human Beat Boxer of over 30 years Carnage instructs others on how to use their bodies as an instrument. Whether he’s rapping, producing, performing, teaching kids to beatbox or working his former job as a youth counselor, it’s clear the man most commonly known as Carnage The Executioner was born to do two things: instruct and entertain.
Symone Smash It, the symulated space siren, is a vocalist, producer, and performer with 15+ years of experience in music and stage presence. Along with her producer, Eye Dyed, she's created the electronic space pop album “Symulation;” set to be released July of 2017. In 2016, she began producing solely with Ableton Live to solidify her personalized sound reminiscent of the dark electronic sounds from “Purity Ring,” the dance-pop style of Lady Gaga, and the video-game feel of Porter Robinson all brought together with her Sia-like power vocals. Her music has brought her to many stages, from MOA, First Ave and 7th Entry but she plans to take on as many as possible, claiming “the universe” as her stage.