Shadowbox Studio hosts film events, as well as live music and other arts events. Sometimes there’s a ticket required, and sometimes the events are free, but donations are always appreciated.
Shadowbox Studio is at 220-D Dominion Street, Durham, inside the Ample Storage complex.
Movie Loft presents “Dementia”
Thursday, April 28th, 2022
7 to 10 p.m.
Free (donations welcome)
April showers bring late-month Movie Loft delirium to Shadowbox Studio via the madness of the 1955 dialogue-free jazz surreal noir nightmare ‘Dementia’! This experimental feature from director John Parker is a moody shadowy trip like no other, following “The Gamin” through a night of psychotic horror on LA’s skid row.
The cool and eerie score was done by none other than the avant-garde composer George Antheil, and also includes an unhinged club scene with Shorty Rogers and his band. ‘Dementia’ also got a re-release a couple of years later as ‘Daughter of Horror’ (with voice-over narration by none other than Ed McMahon) but you’ll be experiencing the original.
To complement the feature enjoy a handful of experimental shorts from the same era by director Shirley Clarke, including ‘Bridges Go-Round’.
There will be hot dogs grilled, starting at 7 p.m., augmented by some lounge-y hep-hip mid/late 50s sounds. Movie starts at 8.
FREE, donations encouraged. BYO or sample what’s on-hand. This screening will take place outdoors, weather-allowing, but please plan to mask up if conditions bring it inside.