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pepsi, cola, water?

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:00pm

pepsi, cola, water?

Tom Bogaert | 
Switzerland/Egypt |
 2015 | 
9 minutes

This is a short film preceding, Never Turn Your Back on Sparks. 

Jazz pioneer and philosopher Sun Ra had a deep fascination with outer space and ancient Egypt. Computer animation, archival footage, and music from Sun Ra are interwoven to create a recreation/celebration of his legendary visit to Egypt in 1971. The result is a film as far out as Sun Ra himself. -SC

Pini Schatz | 
Israel |
 2014 | 
56 minutes

The hardcore devotees of Ron and Russell Mael, the indomitable duo who make up the American rock band Sparks, are the focus of this kooky, sweet music-travelogue. Director Pini Schatz (who may be the biggest Sparks fan of all) does a superb job of capturing the beauty of obsession, while paying homage to one of the most adventurous bands of our time.


Tom Bogaert

Tom Bogaert came to art over a decade ago after practicing refugee law. His artistic practice is organized through long-term research projects that often examine the intersection of humanism and human rights, politics and entertainment, and art and propaganda.