POP Thursdays Presents Modern Myths, Folklore and Tall Tales
Modern Myths, Folklore and Tall Tales
A night of modern storytelling featuring live performances by So Say We All
and the award-winning short films Glory at Sea and Pioneer.
(San Diego, CA) Feb. 21, 2012—Immerse yourself in the larger-than-life world of modern mythology and fantastical folklore as POP Thursdays at MOPA presents an evening of film and performance art that celebrates the art of storytelling. Join us on Thursday, March 15 for an enchanted evening, produced in collaboration with San Diego-based So Say We All and featuring the award-winning short films, Glory at Sea and Pioneer.
Inspired by their popular VAMP series (Visual Art, Music, Performance), So Say We All will present custom-curated live performances about real life stories that intersect surreal, magical and otherworldly experiences. Watch mystical stories and captivating spoken word performances that are sure to convince you that life is indeed stranger than fiction.
Interspersed with the performances will be screenings of two award-winning short films by up-and-coming independent filmmakers, Benh Zeitlin and David Lowry, each recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
Glory at Sea (2008, 25 minutes), directed by Zeitlin, follows a group of survivors in an apocalyptic Southern Louisiana landscape as they search for their departed loved ones under the sea. Glory at Sea is the recipient of 6 awards including the Wholphin Short Film Prize at SXSW 2008. Zeitlan’s first feature film, Beasts of the Southern Wild was the most buzzed-about film of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, walking away with the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. dramatic competition and the Excellence in Cinematography Award.
Pioneer (2010, 16 minutes), directed by Lowry, stars Will Oldham as a father telling his young son an epic bedtime tale spun with history, myth, and hints of the supernatural. In 2010, Lowry was named as an Independent Icon by IFC Films and his work has been shown at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world. Selected for the 2011 Sundance Shorts program, Pioneer has won multiple awards, including the SXSW Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short and has played over 30 film festivals around the world to date
Before the program and films begin, enjoy craft cocktails by the master mixologists of Alchemy Restaurant. The galleries will be open for viewing of Unusual Suspects: Paintings and Photographs by Holly Roberts, as well as Eyes of a Nation: A Century of American Photography. Screenings and performances will begin at 8:30 pm.
Seating is limited and advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $6 for MOPA Members, $10 for general admission. Purchase tickets online. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Press Opportunities: To request high-resolution images, additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kristine Page at 619.238.7559 X203 or via email (page@MOPA.org).
MOPA Information: MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. Learn more at MOPA.org.
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