Thursday, May 9, 2019

Blueshift Ensemble Live-Scores Memphis History Tonight at Crosstown Theater

Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2019 at 10:58 AM

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Memphis' decentralized bicentennial celebration continues tonight at Crosstown Arts.

As part of the arts organization's new film series, which is devoted to "showcasing a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features," they're trying something new. Justin Thompson, Crosstown Arts Director of Film and Video Production, raided the film and video archives at the Memphis Public Library and created a montage of history. From the well-known images of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sanitation Workers Strike to obscure footage of sock-hopping teens, our visual story will be accompanied by the Blueshift Ensemble. The neo-classical chamber music group, featuring film composer/cellist Jonathan Kirkscey and musical director/flautist Jenny Davis, will create a semi-improvised soundtrack for Bluff City history. It's a unique marriage of image and sound you won't see anywhere else.

The show starts at 7:30 tonight at Crosstown Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

CROSSTOWN ARTS FILM SERIES: MEMPHIS BICENTENNIAL BOOGIE TRAILER from Crosstown Arts on Vimeo.

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