Nov. 14, NY: Arthur presents TULI KUPFERBERG MEMORIAL SCREENING at Anthology

TULI KUPFERBERG MEMORIAL SCREENING – Nov 14

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181

A tribute to the 60s icon, Fugs co-founder, cartoonist, and New York underground beat poet laureate, who passed away in July. Two shows of shorts, clips, and U.S. premiere of the new high-def transfer of the long-unscreened underground film VOULEZ-VOUS COUCHER AVEC GOD?

Sixties icon, Fugs co-founder, cartoonist, and New York underground beat poet laureate Tuli Kupferberg passed away in July 2010 at age 86, leaving a rich legacy of a lifetime’s worth of artistic radicalism and fun, including many rarely-seen film and video appearances. This special memorial screening presents a diverse collection of short films and videos from the 1960s onward, including Tuli’s appearances on the public access programs REVOLTING NEWS and IF I CAN’T DANCE YOU CAN KEEP YOUR REVOLUTION, some of Tuli’s more recent web clips, and other odds and ends. Not to mention the first screening in many a moon of the long-lost counter-culture feature VOULEZ-VOUS COUCHER AVEC GOD?, starring Tuli in the title role!

To be screened:

PROGRAM 1

Shorts, clips, and odds & ends, including Edward English’s short film:
FUGS
(1960s, 12.5 minutes, 16mm)
“(Sights and sounds of the lower East Side rain forest.) This film captures a bit of the Fugs’ environment, which includes the lower East Side, the Waldorf Astoria, the MacDougal Street scene, police harassment, show biz, humanity, their audiences, and the filmmaker.” –E.E.
–Sunday, November 14 at 6:00.


Tuli with hat, taken from the film. Tuli plays God. Image courtesy Jack Christie and Michael Hirsh

PROGRAM 2

Michael Hirsh & Jack Christie
VOULEZ-VOUS COUCHER AVEC GOD?
(1972, 69 minutes, 16mm-to-video.)
(U.S Premiere of new high-definition transfer from original 16mm elements.)
Voulez-vous coucher avec God? Judge for yourself at the New York premiere of this vintage, Canadian-made experimental flick featuring a groundbreaking potpourri of live action and animation, backed by a rollicking soundtrack of 1960s hits. As portrayed by Kupferberg, there’s no messing with this Yahweh who’d just as soon enjoy a blow job from an inflatable schmoo as mastermind a presidential election from the cozy confines of his bathtub in Hashish Seventh Heaven, where a cast of pipe-dreaming souls journeys to be reborn. All hell breaks loose when the angel of the Lord attempts to cover up his failure to avert the sacrifice of young Isaac by his father, Abraham (also played by Kupferberg).
–Sunday, November 14 at 8:30.

Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker. Tickets: $9 general; $8 Essential Cinema (free for members); $7 for students, seniors, & children (12 & under); $6 AFA members.

Web: http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/anthologyfilm
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Sunday, Sept 5: Arthur presents LOWER DENS (feat. JANA HUNTER) special DUSKTIME show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, CA (near Joshua Tree) – FREE, ALL AGES

Download: “Tea Lights” – Lower Dens (mp3)

Stream:

Beautiful song off the new Lower Dens album, available via Gnomonsong. Details on the band’s current tour, plus a great photo blog, are at Lower Dens on tumblr.

Lower Dens features the vocals of Jana Hunter, who was one of 20 artists on Arthur’s 2004 compilation Golden Apples of the Sun, curated by Devendra Banhart (available for $10 from the Arthur Store).

Jana also played the Arthurdesh benefit in Brooklyn in early 2009, for which we are forever grateful.

We are psyched to welcome her and her new band to Pappy & Harriet’s Palace in Pioneertown, California for a special FREE, ALL-AGES, special DUSKTIME (6pm) show on Sunday, September 5.

More info on Pappy & Harriet’s here: pappyandharriets.com

Other July 24 shows in S. Ca: Wild Records fest in Echo Park, Sylvia Juncosa/Crawlspace at Grady's in Ventura

If you find yourself in Southern California this Saturday and aren’t checking out the Arthur-presented, free, all-ages evening of psychish rock at Pappy & Harriet’s Palace in Pioneertown (info here), may we recommend your attendance at these two shows…

“L.A. RECORD has been a fan and supporter of DIY rock ‘n’ roll label Wild Records ever since thee mighty Norton Records (home of the Sonics, the Dictators, thee Midniters, etc.) re-released Luis and the Wildfires’ rock ‘n’ roll destroyer BRAIN JAIL. L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler profiled Wild in the L.A. TIMES magazine last month in a story explaining how Wild bands are giants in Europe but relatively little known in their own hometown. Now for the first time ever in L.A., Wild will be presenting virtually its ENTIRE line-up at one $15 show! Fans of real-deal Sun Records rock ‘n’ roll, garage and even jump-blues will not be disappointed!” More info and advance tickets: Ticketweb

WHEN: Saturday, July 24, 8-10pm
WHERE: Grady’s Record Refuge, 2546 E. Main St.., Ventura, 805-648-5565
WHAT: Sylvia Juncosa, Crawlspace, and DJ OS D’vil

“LA’s legendary shred-mistress meets LA’s sedentary rubble-rousers in what is sure to be a very rockin’ evening! DJ OS D’vil between sets. Don’t miss! Sylvia plays @8pm, Crawlspace plays @9pm”

Some new summertime nature vibes from Ventura, California

SETH PETTERSEN: sethpettersen.blogspot.com

WHEN: Friday, July 2, 8-10pm
WHERE: Grady’s Record Refuge, 2546 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-648-5565
WHAT: Seth Pettersen and Modest Fur

***FREE concert this Friday with Seth Pettersen and Modest Fur (from LA). The show will run from 8-10pm and the store will of course be open before, during, and after the gig. Hope to see you there!

Short film on Grady’s Record Refuge

Thurs June 24, Joshua Tree, CA: Arthur presents LEXIE MOUNTAIN BOYS at Starlite Courtyard (free, outdoors, all-ages)

Arthur Magazine and Mt. Fuji General Store present

LEXIE MOUNTAIN BOYS

Thursday June 24
8:30pm
at the Starlite Courtyard
outside Mt. Fuji General Store
61740C 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, California
760-333-9174

Free * All ages welcome

Hot off a tour as handpicked openers for Matmos, Baltimore’s experimental all-female a capella performance mob Lexie Mountain Boys make their High Desert debut TONIGHT outdoors in the Starlite Courtyard in downtown Joshua Tree, California in a FREE FREE FREE, pass-the-hat event. All ages are welcome. No two Lexie Mountain Boys performances are alike so please arrive on-time and be appropriately prepared to witness one of the most notorious acts to come out of Baltimore’s internationally renowned underground arts scene.

The Lexies have performed as St Augustine’s Tower (London), The New Museum (NY), The Rohsska Museet (Gothenberg SE), The Baltimore Museum of Art, and more. Their full-length CD “Sacred Vacation” was recorded in a Baltimore church by Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, and released on Carpark Records, also home to Dan Deacon & Animal Collective.

Lexie herself is also a member of the Crazy Dreams Band.

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