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Sacramento: Friday July 13 - Rock That Uke Screening w/dir William Preston Robertson in attendance
shinyobject
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Posted: 2007-07-06 12:04 pm   Permalink

This might be of interest to folks here:

Friday, July 13, 2007.

Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory. 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00.

Rock That Uke:
A funky, curiously philosophical cinematic love poem that examines the near mystical allure of the four-stringed underdog of the musical world and the recent surge of alternative, post-punk musicians on the American mainland who have taken up the instrument, and have incorporated the ukulele not just into their raucous and irreverent original compositions, but into a counter cultural, post-punk ethos.

With introductory narration by Academy Award winner Holly Hunter. Featuring Carmaig de Forest, Songs From a Random House, Janet Klein, Ukefink, Robert Armstrong, Travis Harrelson, Oliver Brown, Heinous Rynes, Uke Til U Puke, The Haoles, Williwaw, Frank Novicki, Robert Wheeler, King Kukulele, Pineapple Princess, The Rumble Pups, and Ian Whitcomb!

The film was directed by William Preston Robertson and Sean Anderson. Best of all, the amazing William Preston Robertson will be in attendance at this screening for a Q&A!!

http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/
screenings@shiny-object.com


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shinyobject
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Posted: 2007-07-10 09:33 am   Permalink

Not just bumping for the sake of bumping, but we just received confirmation on an addition to the screening of "Rock That Uke" here in Sacramento:

In addition to director William Preston Robertson being on hand for a Q&A following the film, Robert Armstrong (who is featured in the film) will also be in attendance to play the ukulele.

If Robert Armstrong's name doesn't immediately ring a bell, he was the creator of the underground comic character of the early 70's, Mickey Rat, as well as being a founding member of R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders.

About "Rock That Uke"
A funky, curiously philosophical cinematic love poem that examines the near mystical allure of the four-stringed underdog of the musical world and the recent surge of alternative, post-punk musicians on the American mainland who have taken up the instrument, and have incorporated the ukulele not just into their raucous and irreverent original compositions, but into a counter cultural, post-punk ethos. With introductory narration by Academy Award winner Holly Hunter. Featuring Carmaig de Forest, Songs From a Random House, Janet Klein, Ukefink, Robert Armstrong, Travis Harrelson, Oliver Brown, Heinous Rynes, Uke Til U Puke, The Haoles, Williwaw, Frank Novicki, Robert Wheeler, King Kukulele, Pineapple Princess, The Rumble Pups, and Ian Whitcomb!

The film was co-directed by William Preston Robertson, who has lent his voice to numerous Coen Brothers films and authored the book "The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film."

That's all Friday, July 13. 7:00 PM. Only $5.00! At Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. That's off of K St between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-07-10 9:20 pm   Permalink

Oh darn...already have plans for that night. But I love the name "Uke Til U Puke" that is enough to call in a crowd. Thanks for posting this Sacramento event.
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