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Wednesday, May 27

O is for Occult

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

The power of film compels you to convene with the Sacred Order of the Lost & Found Film Club for an evening of anti-occult propaganda from the golden age of hysterical cautionary films. Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks, a 12th degree Master of 16mm ephemeral film will lead us on a journey from the dark ages to the age of aquarius with a spirited program of 2 truly sensational rarities. These delightfully delirious colorful Christian interpretations of the 70s/80s occult movement will have you questioning your faith— or at least your faith in objective documentaries— as we: visit San Francisco’s First Church of Satan, get to know a Grandmaster Warlock, perform the ancient rite of the backwards Zeppelin record, dust off our stonehenge theories, bust out the Ouiji boards and hypnotize ourselves silly. Join us, seekers, as we toast to our favorite esoteric phenomenon of them all; the glory of cinema!

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Will Butler (SOLD OUT)

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Policy is American music-in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.

Policy was recorded in one week in Jimi Hendrix's old living room (upstairs at Electric Lady Studios). Jeremy Gara played drums; other musicians contributed woodwinds and backing vocals. Most everything else was played by Will.
The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity. The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while having conflicting feelings about its creator. No, about creation itself. But then the watch makes friends with a talking rat, and they go on hilarious adventures until it turns out that the rat was dead the whole time. With a really good credits song-I mean, the whole soundtrack is excellent. You should check it out.

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