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Film Club in November: Art & Music Month
Film Club in November: Art & Music Month

Sat, Nov 12


Arches Brewing

Film Club in November: Art & Music Month

Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King The Devil and Daniel Johnston

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Time & Location

Nov 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Arches Brewing, 3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA 30354, USA

About the event

Enjoy a few beers with us at ABA Gallery while we hang out to some stunning and exciting films. Bring your own snacks, candy, and if you like, a lawn chair – get comfortable. And don’t worry, our popcorn machine will be pop’n off as usual!

Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King 1993 • NR • 1h 30m Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig From their underground days recording songs in their bedroom to their rise as one of rock music's most alternative bands, this documentary chronicles Jad and David Fair's formation of Half Japanese.

A documentary covering the rise of extremely alternative band Half Japanese: from the early days when Jad and David Fair recorded loud music in their bedroom for distribution via mail order cassette tape, to their contemporary incarnation after David's departure for married life and Jad's increased stature among musicians and critics. Includes interviews with Jad, David, Mo Tucker of Velvet underground fame, and Penn Jillette, who produced an album of theirs.

The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2005 • PG-13 • 1h 50m Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. Born January 22, 1961, the late Daniel Johnston began expressing himself through art as a child while doctors struggled to accurately diagnose his unusual behavior. In addition to drawing prolifically, he began using a boombox record curiously stirring songs to cassette tape in high school. Following his brother to Texas, he eventually landed in Austin, working unskilled jobs while continuing to record and self-distribute music to friends and friendly strangers. It was clear to everyone that Daniel was not a typical artist - a disquieting innocence, with references to both light and dark spiritual forces, were evident throughout his work. It was this distinctive voice that compelled local musicians to share his art beyond Austin's city limits, culminating in respected indie musicians like Tom Waits, Beck, and Wilco to either record his songs or reach out to collaborate. Four years in the making, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON honors the complex artistry of Daniel Johnston while exploring how bipolar disorder and schizophrenia distorted his behavior and informed his haunting work

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