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SU 19 Festival Film | Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records
Nov
18
9:00 PM21:00

SU 19 Festival Film | Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records is the story behind the independent record store and label. Tracing the bizarre journey of two music-obsessed men from the bible belt to Chicago, this film travels through the underground culture of music and art as these two men expose emerging music and artists to fans from around the world for the first time.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Icepick To The Moon (MN Premier)
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

SU 19 Festival Film | Icepick To The Moon (MN Premier)

Obscure, strip mine crooner, Rev. Fred Lane, is described by his obsessed fans as “subversive,” “completely satirical,” “the Dada Duke Ellington,” and “Demon Frank Sinatra.” His fans have spent years examining every detail of Fred Lane’s albums, and yet whatever information they have found out about their hero has led them deeper to blissful confusion.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes (MN Premier)
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

SU 19 Festival Film | Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes (MN Premier)

One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz—and, by extension, that of American music—Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Art Blakey, and Eric Dolphy, as well as present-day luminaries like Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones. Founded in New York in 1939 by German-Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, Blue Note’s history goes beyond the records, encompassing the struggle of black artists to be heard, the conflict between art and commerce, and the idea of music as a revolutionary force.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Lords Of Chaos (MN Premier)
Nov
17
9:45 PM21:45

SU 19 Festival Film | Lords Of Chaos (MN Premier)

From Jonas Åkerlund, famed director of music videos by U2, Queens of the Stone Age, Beyonce, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rammstein, and Madonna, comes the true story of the band Mayhem and the beginning of Black Metal at large. Known for controversial live performances with their lead singer cutting himself onstage, they were implicated in church burnings throughout Norway, along with a pattern of violence by their band members that culminated in a dark coup de grace.

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SU 19 Festival Film | The Godfathers Of Hardcore (MN Premier)
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

SU 19 Festival Film | The Godfathers Of Hardcore (MN Premier)

In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages Agnostic Front presents are as relevant today as they were in the ‘80s when the band members were impoverished, scrappy and ambitious, often fighting for their very survival as well as the perseverance of their volatile but highly inspirational band.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (Midwest Premier)
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

SU 19 Festival Film | Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (Midwest Premier)

Teddy Pendergrass rose to fame after landing a gig with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Initially the group’s drummer, Teddy’s striking baritone voice, and undeniable presence quickly moved him to the group’s front man, responsible for such unforgettable hits like “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “Love T.K.O,” and “Close the Door.” Striking out on his own, Teddy was an instant success, becoming one of the most in-demand performers in the world as well as the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums in the US.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Tomorrow Never Knows (MN Premier)
Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

SU 19 Festival Film | Tomorrow Never Knows (MN Premier)

Music is beautifully woven into the fabric of this sensitively rendered documentary looking at the life and death of Shar Jones, a transgender person living with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, and the difficult choice he and his wife Cynthia Vitale faced as the couple struggled to figure out how to proceed amidst his chaotic decline.

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SU 19 Festival Event | Filmmaker Panel
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

SU 19 Festival Event | Filmmaker Panel

Come hear filmmakers, Adam Sekuler (Tomorrow Never Knows), Olivia Lichtenstein (Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me), Melissa Haizlip (Mr. Soul!), Jonathan Sequira (Descent Into the Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story) Wade Jackson (Waiting: The Van Duren Story) and Mark Maxey (Up to Snuff) talk about their journeys in creating there films and get some inside and behind the scenes on what works and what didn't in making their films.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records
Nov
16
to Nov 17

SU 19 Festival Film | Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records is the story behind the independent record store and label. Tracing the bizarre journey of two music-obsessed men from the bible belt to Chicago, this film travels through the underground culture of music and art as these two men expose emerging music and artists to fans from around the world for the first time.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Mapplethorpe (MN Premier)
Nov
16
9:30 PM21:30

SU 19 Festival Film | Mapplethorpe (MN Premier)

No photographer of the twentieth century was as renowned for his ability to capture such great beauty and court such great controversy as Robert Mapplethorpe. Though he died nearly thirty years ago, Mapplethorpe’s name remains synonymous today with boundary-pushing and bold artistic contrasts, owing to both his gorgeous black-and-white prints of voluptuous flowers and his stunning, provocative nude studies of the BDSM subculture.

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SU 19 Film Festival | Silvana (MN Premier)
Nov
15
9:00 PM21:00

SU 19 Film Festival | Silvana (MN Premier)

Swedish rapper Silvana Imam quickly rose to fame with her blunt, uncompromising rhymes. In the span of just a year, she became a superstar. The world of hip-hop has long been male-dominated, which means she has to work even harder. Not only is she female, but also a lesbian feminist. Her politically charged anthems about destroying the patriarchy brought a whole new audience to rap.

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SU 19 Festival Film | Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records (MN Premier)
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

SU 19 Festival Film | Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records (MN Premier)

Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records is the story behind the independent record store and label. Tracing the bizarre journey of two music-obsessed men from the bible belt to Chicago, this film travels through the underground culture of music and art as these two men expose emerging music and artists to fans from around the world for the first time.

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SU19 Festival Party | Transmission
Nov
14
to Nov 15

SU19 Festival Party | Transmission

Come celebrate the kickoff of Sound Unseen by joining us at the Uptown VFW where we'll dance and drink until they drag us out the door. Come early as DJ Jake Rudh will be spinning a special set of Wax Trax! artists in celebration of the MN premiers of Industrial Accident: The Wax Trax! Story and 2350 Last Call: The Neo Story.

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