Rozz Williams films ‘Pig’ and ‘1344’ screening in NYC
It was fifteen years ago today that Rozz Williams, better known as frontman of Christian Death and Premature Ejaculation, decided to take his own life. One of the last statements that the deathrock pioneer made was the short film Pig, co-directed with Nico B, who last year made a follow-up, 1334. Both films will be screened along with some giveaways on Friday (4/5) at Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg:
Created imminently before and after Rozz Williams’s April 1, 1998 suicide, Pig has acquired the hallowed aura of something that seems to exist primarily as rumor. Mostly seen through extremely limited, long out-of-print home video releases, this shot-on-16mm and Super 8 film is now spotlighted by an new 2K restoration. Rather scrubbing away the film’s mystique, the sharp transfer enhances the film’s inherent grime and grain, taking away nothing from the film’s unparallelled ability to inspire awe and revulsion. Williams’s industrial soundtrack is more gripping than ever in a new 5.1 surround mix. PIG is now paired with its highly anticipated follow-up 1334, which harrowingly folds past and present, real-life tragedies and imagined histories into a hallucinatory, eschatological exploration of Rozz’s suicide.
Co-creator/director Nico B will be in attendance at the two screenings that night, which will also feature some “music videos/shorts/ephemera” related to Williams and his various projects.
Head below for a video trailer of the event, and head to the Spectacle’s website for more.