Get your tickets now for our June 7th presentation of the silent classic NOSFERATU featuring a live accompaniment by the Austin band Invincible Czars!
Considered the most important vampire picture of the silent era, NOSFERATU tells the story of a young man from the peaceful village of Wisborg sent to sell a piece of property to the mysterious Count Orlok.
Orlok possess people in the the village from afar and brings a swarm a plague infested rats to the town and the hero races back to town before it’s too late. The Invincible Czars’ soundtrack features Leila Henley’s spooky voice and was her debut on bass clarinet. It also more triggers and loops than ever before and incoprorates several Romanian folk dances (made popular by Bela Bartok) into the score.
The Invincible Czars make hard to categorize music for lovers of everything in the “other” category. They’ve evolved from a rag-tag art-rock group on Austin’s Red River scene to a reverse classical-crossover powerhouse playing clubs, theaters and universities all over the US. Their unique instrumentation, ambitious projects and variety of styles & influences attracts fans of Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle, NoMeansNo, Brave Combo, Alloy Orchestra, Danny Elfman, Ween & Sonic Youth. Musicianship, humor and experimentation abound. They also have a pretty sweet wardrobe collection.
Don’t miss this silent classic on our big screen on June 7th at 7:30pm!
The Oscar nominated documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO will open on Friday, February 24th at the Kiggins!
You can win 2 passes to see it by following the instructions below.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House”. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (spoken in narration by Samuel L. Jackson) and a flood of rich archival material as a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
Here’s how you can win two tickets to see the film.
-First, LIKE the Kiggins’ Facebook page by going here. -Second, SHARE that post on your Facebook wall. -Third, name your favorite role by the Oscar-nominated narrator of the film, Samuel L. Jackson.
On Friday at 9am we will announce one random winner from those who have done all three tasks.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO will show Friday at 4:10pm & 6:20pm, Saturday at 1:20pm & 7:20pm, Sunday at 1:50pm & 6pm, and Monday and Tuesday at 4:10pm & 6:20pm.
Thanks to The Columbian reporter Scott Hewitt for this awesome piece about our annual Oscar Nominated Short Film Programs taking place between now and the ceremony on the 26th!