Besides acres of LPs and CDs, great food and drink, and stellar live attractions, the 2019 WFMU Record Fair will feature a slate of movies in our Movie Lounge located towards the rear of the Brooklyn Expo Center.
Below is the schedule for the movies at the fair:
SATURDAY APRIL 27th
12:00 pm Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits directed by William E. Badgley
All girl punk band The Slits formed in London in 1976 and produced some of the most influential and innovative music of the punk movement. Interviews and footage present a portrait of this revolutionary band from their formation to their end.
5:15 pm Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story directed by David Hall & Thomas Rotenberg
Two filmmakers attempt to make a documentary about an anonymous prank caller who’s been releasing albums of surreal “phone art” for over 30 years.
SUNDAY APRIL 28th
1:30 pm Babylon directed by Franco Rosso
Franco Rosso’s incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension” (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi Driver, Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.
4:00 pm One October directed by Rachel Shuman
In October 2008, WFMU’s Clay Pigeon takes to the streets of New York to talk to people about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with a transforming city.