Tallgrass Third Thursday at the Murdock: Complaints Choir
Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM (CST)
Tallgrass & Ulrich Museum present February’s Tallgrass Third Thursday at the Murdock: COMPLAINTS CHOIR
WICHITA, KAN — Tallgrass Film Association, the Ulrich Museum of Art and the Murdock Theatre have partnered to present February’s Tallgrass Third Thursday at the Murdock screening of COMPLAINTS CHOIR, followed by the debut performance of Wichita’s own Complaints Choir.
The event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 GA, $8 students, seniors, military, TFA members and WSU faculty/staff; free for Ulrich Museum members.
What are you complaining about? Cell phones and bosses? Bad drivers and crummy weather? Director Ada Bligaard Søby’s docu-musical tells the story of two Finnish artists traveling the world, setting gripes to music. They aim not to pour salt in the wounds of the world’s grumps, but to let everyone vent dissatisfaction in a liberating chorus. Søby takes us from the artists’ home in Finland to Chicago and Signapore where community choruses confront issues as serious as free speech and as mundane as loud neighbors, with compelling frankness and humor.
The screening concludes with the live, debut performance of the Wichita Complaints Choir, composed of Wichita State students and led by WSU Professor Tom Wine. Post-screening also includes a Q&A with Wine and Ulrich Museum Curator Emily Stamey plus the showing of exclusive Complaints Choir footage not included in the original film. Continue the conversation in the Tallgrass Cinema Salon following the conclusion of the program with refreshments, including Tallgrass Brewing Company Beer and wine, will be available for purchase throughout the film and discussion. A drawing for one VIP TALLPass to the 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival will be prior to the screening.
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Tallgrass Film Association
Founded in 2003, Tallgrass Film Association fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film.