POP Thursdays: Modern Myths, Folklore, and Tall Tales


March 15th marks the first POP Thursday of 2012 and we’re shaking things up. I personally invite you to join us for an evening of modern storytelling featuring live performances by So Say We All and exclusive screenings of two short films. Yes, this is a personal invitation to you all because I have previewed the program for the evening and it is AWESOME. I wouldn’t want you to miss out!

Taking a quick break from our traditional cult film format, this upcoming POP will be made up of three parts:

1.       Glory at Sea. We will be screening Benh Zeitlin’s 2008 short film about an apocalyptic Southern Louisiana landscape that echoes the aftermaths of Katrina. Zeitlin expanded on this 25 minute tale of rescue to create Beasts of the Southern Wild, which took home the Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

2.       Pioneer. This short film by David Lowery won the SXSW Competition Award last year and takes the concept of the bedtime story to a whole new level. This epic tale probably gives the best bedtime story your parents ever told you a run for its money. 

3.       Special performances by So Say We All. I recently had the pleasure of seeing So Say We All in action at the Whistle Stop and wow, these folks are talented. They are incredible and captivating writers, and if their performances are going to be anything like this, we are all in for a haunting treat. (Ooh, that story gave me chills!!)

We have limited seating for this event and advance tickets are required. I recommend you buy them today! 

MOPA Members: $6

General Tickets: $10

See you there!