Cinema Night Special: An Evening Of Experimental Films And Music

Friday January 18, 2013: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Looking to discover something unusual in the world of film? Experience this delightful night of film and live music with a 70-minute feature, a shorter experimental film, and live music in-between. Popcorn will be served.

Tonight's feature film, 2008's critically-acclaimed Somers Town, was nominated for Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards. Shane Meadows directed this warmhearted portrait of an unlikely friendship between two boys on an inner London housing estate. Empire Magazine called this film "beautifully modulated" with an "improvised feel, sparky comedy and interest in the truth of youth (that) services a story that's both winning and winsome."

The 14-minute 2012 German film Pro Kopf (The Maid) makes its area premiere at Cinema Night Special. An official selection of December's Bronx Film Festival, this suspense-filled short takes place as an executive working away from home makes a phone call home at the wrong time - and discovers an indiscretion that may lead to murder.

Ann Arbor's No Excuses Band will play a mix of original music and covers from classic rock to folk to pop. The band features Claire Stevens (lead vocals & viola), Mary Henderson (guitar, keyboard, banjo & vocals), and Jeremy Frey (bass, guitar, percussion & vocals).

Do not miss this special evening of experimental film and music!