We welcome SQÜRL, featuring the iconic independent filmmaker and musician Jim Jarmusch and producer/composer Carter Logan. The band, self-described as a “marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop,” began in 2009 and has released records on ATP and Third Man Records. In 2014, the group received the Cannes Soundtrack award for its score for the film Only Lovers Left Alive, a collaboration with Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem.
In this program, the band performs live scores to four films by Dada and surrealist artist Man Ray. The program features L'Étoile de mer (1928), Emak Bakia (1926), Le Retour à la Raison (1923), and Les Mystères du Château de Dé (1929).
Jim Jarmusch was born in Akron, Ohio, and lives and works in New York. Films include Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016) and the short film "Int. Trailer. Night." (2002).
Carter Logan is a producer and composer, known for Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016) and The Limits of Control (2009).
This event is co-presented with Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Please note, photography, film, and video of any kind are strictly prohibited.