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Jackie Greene & Bill Plympton's Music Video Extravaganza

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333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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Join musician Jackie Greene and animator Bill Plympton for the world premiere of their new animated short film, The Modern Lives, followed by a live performance by Greene and a Q&A with both artists.

It’s a perfect match of fiercely independent artists: Jackie Greene, the rocking singer/songwriter hailed by The New York Times as the “Prince of Americana” and Bill Plympton, the Oscar-nominated “king of indie animation”.

Greene has always had a knack for capturing the human experience in all its messy, emotional complexity in song, and Plympton is well known for coupling his hand-drawn animation and twisted sense of humor with explorations of adult themes, relationships, and sexuality. Together, they’ve created The Modern Lives, an animated short film that takes you on the road from a tripped-out alien invaded Times Square to the deep roots of the American South. Along the way there are encounters with Elvis, Satan, Willie Dixon, an Alabama Queen.... and so much more! Check out the music video for the single "Modern Lives" by clicking here.

The program will also feature a selection of Plympton's animated music videos for Madonna, Kanye West, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Greene will follow with a live performance of select songs from the film and the EP that inspired it, “The Modern Lives – Vol 1”. A Q&A with both artists will cap off the night.

The Modern Lives is not rated by the MPAA, and some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 5 may not be admitted.

Presented in partnership with Blue Rose Music and Plymptoons.

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This screening is free and open to the public. General Admission RSVPs via Eventbrite are appreciated, but not necessary, and do not guarantee admittance. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the screening.

If you would like to attend this event, but require assistive devices and/or accommodations, please email svatheatre@sva.edu or call 212-592-2980 at least one week prior.

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Concessions are not available for purchase at SVA Theatre. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink. Glass bottles and alcohol are not permitted.

Please contact svatheatre@sva.edu with questions. Guests subject to change.
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