Cinema Night Special: The Low Voltage and Son of Rambow

Friday November 1, 2013: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (age 13 and up)

Cinema Night Special brings you something unusual and new by showing off an independent feature as well as live music, all with free popcorn! This round of CNS opens with a short set from local indie musicians The Low Voltage, and then follows up with the charming 2007 British comedy Son of Rambow.

The Low Voltage slowly emerged from a guitar, a haunting voice, and a kick drum after Colin Simpson moved from Eugene, Oregon to Ann Arbor. Now a duo, the addition of Emily Fox's harmonies brought new possibilities. Evoking images of promise and loss, both heartbroken and hopeful, their songs radiate like a warm glass of brandy in a candle-lit room.

Son of Rambow (96 min, PG-13) premiered to acclaim at the 2007 Sundance Festival. Set during an English summer during the early 1980's, the comedy is a coming-of-age story about the attempt of two schoolboys to make an amateur film inspired by Rambo and 'First Blood.' The boys, who couldn't be more different, are brought together by a mutual love of cinema and a desire to emulate their favorite action movie icon. The two boys set out to shoot a homebrewed version of 'Rambo: First Blood' for an upcoming amateur film making contest, but their grand vision hits a hitch when a busload of French exchange students arrive and the leader of the pack attempts to hijack the production.