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Music & Film Tue Oct 25 2011

Celluloid Salon with Chrissy Murderbot @ The Viaduct Theatre, 11/2

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Wednesday, November 2nd at the Viaduct Theatre polymath Hi-NRG-Disco-Booty-Jungle-Rave producer Chrissy Murderbot will be DJing a live soundtrack to a quartet of films running the gamut of a dog's quest through the afterlife in search of an orange, unintentional slapstick employee training videos, scientists, dancers, and rockets. Expect an evening where dream logic reigns supreme.

You'll remember Chicago DJ Chrissy Murderbot as the dude who bombarded you with kazoos and rave whistles as you shuffled into Pitchfork Fest last year. Starting in May of 2009 Chrissy began a yearlong weekly DJing odyssey through dance music micro-genre history. His demonstration of oft forgotten secret booty moving rituals in the realms of new jack swing, ambient jungle, booty bass, Philly soul, Quebecois Disco, and late '70s roller rink boogie are party starting standouts. Chrissy's love of kitsch and encyclopedic knowledge of dance music paired with the touch of bizarre the film selections provide will make for a one of a kind night.

The four films for the night are:
Duffy the Mascot (1934): A dog, an afterlife, an orange, a plan. A dog puppet travels through Hell to bring a dying girl her last orange. Director Ladislas Starvitch was known for his work in stop-motion animation.

Down and Out (1971): An attempt to educate common workplace hazards goes off the rails with Three Stooges levels of unintentional slapstick.

Oramunde (1933): An early dance film by American director Emlen Etting unfolds as a costal mystery.

Le Voyage Dans Le Lune (1902): This film by the world-renowned pioneer George Melies where a group of scientists launch themselves from the earth into the face of the moon. Misadventures ensue. Le Voyage Dans Le Lune was famously referenced in the music video for The Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight".

Celluloid Salon with Chrissy Murderbot shows at The Viaduct Theatre on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7pm. The show is free with RSVP to myopenbar.com/celluloidsalon. The Viaduct Theatre is located at 3111 N. Western Ave.

 
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