The Valerie Project
with members of Espers, Fern Knight, Fursaxa and Grass and featuring Greg Weeks, Mary Lattimore, Charles Cohen, Jesse Sparhawk and special guest performance by Marissa Nadler
Co-presented by Joseph A Gervasi
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
dir. Jaromil Jires, Czechoslovakia, 1970, 16mm, 72 mins, color, Czech w/ English subtitles
Philadelphia musicians led by Greg Weeks, bring new life to a forgotten classic of the Czech New Wave, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. The sound goes off and the amps get cranked (do harps need amps?) as a collective of Philadelphia’s finest underground musicians pay tribute to this seminal film of the new folk movement. Their lush haunting melodies are the perfect compliment to this surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. When a 13-year-old girl crosses the threshold into womanhood, her life unfolds as a gothic saga of vampires, witchcraft, and mysticism. Rich in imagination, color, and textures, this remarkable film has been described as “a Jodorowsky/Bergman co-production of a Grimm’s fairytale.”
$12 IHouse + Live Arts/Fringe members; $13 students; $15 general admission.
Advance tickets at or 866.468.7619.