Posted in movies | music on October 3, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Robert Mitchum in 'Night of the Hunter'
Night of the Hunter

Newly-crowned Polaris Music Prize winner Feist will be in NYC next week to discuss Charles Laughton's classic 1955 film Night of the Hunter which will be part of The Modern School of Film's Film:Acoustic series. The screening and discussion, hosted by Robert Milazzo, happens Wednesday, October 10 at the Mark Miller Gallery (92 Orchard) and tickets are on sale now.

Feist will not be performing, just talking about one of the greatest (and most gorgeous-looking) thrillers in American cinema, and any chance to see it -- Laughton's only film as a writer/director -- on the big screen should be taken advantage of. For those who can't make it, it's also available on a great-looking Criterion Blu-Ray and DVD. Trailer for the film is below.

Also upcoming in MSF's Film:Acoustic series will be a screening of the Jonathan Demme-directed Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense at City Winery on October 17 with a post-show discussion with the band's rhythm section, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (aka the Tom Tom Club, who are also in the film). David Byrne (who we can't get enough of lately), no real surprise, is not involved with this event (among other reasons, he's still on tour). Tickets are still available and the trailer is below.

Tom Tom Club, meanwhile, have a new EP and play Brooklyn Bowl on November 1 to which tickets are still available.

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'Night of the Hunter' trailer

'Stop Making Sense' trailer

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Comments (10)

What a way to RUIN such a classic...have Feist's dumbass talk about it over mimosas.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:42 PM

Night of the Hunter is also screening on 35mm at NItehawk Cinema on Saturday and Sunday. This is Feistless thank GOD.

Posted by Joe | October 3, 2012 3:49 PM

WHat the FUCK could that waif possibly have to say about this classic that I would give a flying fuck about. Way to trivialize a classic dumbassholes

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:57 PM

trying to understand why... without performance the point of this talk is escaping me. did she study film? there must be some level of expertise that makes rational sense, but help me out, here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 4:11 PM

Her music sucks, but I'm supposed to give a flying fuck about her thoughts on a completely different art form?

She should talk about the classic film "One, Two, Three" instead. Bring in Big Bird or the Snuffalupagus to stand by her side.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 4:56 PM

Hmm, thanks for the Nitehawk tip! This movie is amazing and even if I did want to hear Leslie's thoughts on it, can't do a Wednesday night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 6:23 AM

WHat the FUCK could that waif possibly have to say about this classic that I would give a flying fuck about. Way to trivialize a classic dumbassholes

Posted by BrianElliott | November 8, 2012 4:18 AM

This would have been interesting ten years ago. Their christmas shows were progressively lazy and boring.

Posted by rewayat | November 23, 2012 6:45 PM

Odd that Vernon Reid/Living Colour was not boldfaced in your write up and Melvin Gibbs never played for LC but Eye and I as well as Henry Rollins

Posted by Blackberry Z10 Review | February 3, 2013 9:15 PM

quite interesting.

Posted by mike | July 13, 2013 8:03 PM

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