Cinedelphia Film Fest brings local film premieres, variety shows and live scores to PhilaMOCA in April
PhilaMOCA‘s second annual Cinedelphia Film Festival begins this week, bringing a full month of “archival oddities, Philly premieres, and locally-shot rarities” to the Mausoleum. Programmed by Video Pirates, the multi-media event kicks off tomorrow, April 1st, with a free preview night hosted by the curators to give a “guided multimedia tour through the CFF program guide.” In addition to the eclectic film screening schedule, there will be several music-related events during the festival from live scores to variety shows and music documentaries.
April’s Tuesday Tune-Outs begin with electronic artist Ryan M Todd, aka Tom Guycot, performing a live score during Son of the White Mare on the 8th. The 15th showcases Baltimore comedy troupe and recent Adult Swim performers Wham City Comedy, a quartet of comedians that perform skits, monologues and stand-up. Fans of conspiracy and horror will enjoy a special screening of The Shining on the 22nd,played backwards and forwards simultaneously while Psychic Teens contribute a live score. And the festival comes to a close on the 29th with George Lucas’ feature-length debut THX 1138accompanied by an original live score by Conveyor.
Friday, April 18th brings the monthly Mausoleum Party back to the space with a “Mondo” edition featuring Chicago singer Jan Terri, experimental outsider musician Mary Ocher and local weirdo-psych three piece Dead, who just released a debut full-length Ralph. The Scott and Gary Show will guest host, bringing their 1980s public access show back to life for one night only.
The Philadelphia premiere of Magic on Music Mountain, a documentary about Lambertville, NJ venue Music Circus will take place on Saturday, April 19th while a double feature follows on the 20th with the local premieres of Led Zeppelin Played Hereand The Heart of Bruno Wizard.