In a refreshing change for me, the film is being shown this Sunday close to home, at the very cool Unsound Festival in Manhattan. This is a cutting-edge electronic music festival now in its second year that has already made a major impact on the NYC cultural scene.
Unsound was established in 2003 in Krakow, Poland, as a festival of advanced music. Starting out as an underground event, in recent years the festival has grown in size and scope. Unsound currently produces an annual festival in Krakow at the end of October each year and now has expanded with the New York event.
THE NEW YORK TIMES said the NY edition, “claims a shrewdly amorphous domain: a zone in a virtual Europe where electronics, arty, multimedia experiments, chamber-music meticulousness, punk impulses and DJ dance beats may all appear amid clouds of noise. This festival’s aesthetic: high-tech, allusive and not to be pinned down.” But one thing that can be pinned down is the time and place of the screening: Sunday April 10th, 3 pm at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East 3rd Street, just east of the Bowery. Here’s a Google map link as well. And this is a FREE screening. I’m attending — hope to see you there.
Also, the festival, which is produced in tandem with the Polish Cultural Institute, has lots of other appealing events — here’s a link to the main website. Definitely worth checking out…