MICRO-FILM Movie Show returns!

Once again, MICRO-FILM invades Mike ‘n’ Molly’s in downtown Champaign to unleash true independent cinema from the up-and-coming to the decidedly obscure.

On Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m., the MICRO-FILM Movie Show will present “Night of the ‘Film Foetus,'” featuring works produced by D.P. Carlson and Film Foetus, Inc., of Chicago. We will show a selection of Film Foetus shorts, music videos, and works-in-progress (approx. 90 min.), followed at 10 p.m. by THE BEARS: OUT OF HIBERNATION! (2005, 87 min.), a full-length rockumentary about long-lived Ohio pop quartet The Bears, whose members include rock-god guitarist Adrian Belew. (Those hep to our local music history know that Belew resided in C-U during the early Eighties, at which time Robert Fripp invited “Mr. Music Head” to join King Crimson; the band’s mail-order “Collectors’ Club” even offers a CD called Champaign-Urbana Sessions: January 17-30, 1983.) Carlson and Film Foetus regular Mike Weber plan to join us; admission will be $5 for the evening.

THE BEARS: OUT OF HIBERNATION! featuring Adrian Belew (Film Foetus, Inc.)

Click here for more about Film Foetus and also here for the review of Carlson’s prior doc, CHICAGO FILMMAKERS ON THE CHICAGO RIVER, at the MICRO-FILM News Blog. Our sister site also sports a brand-spanking-new “MF Movie Show” page, serving as the ongoing almanac for our public acts of cinematic discovery and the first place you will want to look for show updates – unless you choose to receive the news through our handy Mailing List.

Join us on September 9 for the MICRO-FILM Movie Show at Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, 105 N. Market St., Champaign, IL, and raise a pint to our co-sponsors for believing that this Show must go on: Film Foetus, Inc., Exile on Main Street, Innocent Words Records, and Mike ‘n’ Molly’s.

– Jason Pankoke

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