Tuesday, August 31, 2010

'77 Boa Drum' screening

On July 7th, 2007 at 7:07 PM, Japanese group Boredoms, orchestrated a performance by 77 drummers at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO.

Nearly three years later, the experience is finally making its way to film. "77 Boa Drum" is the official live performance documentary of the event, complete with behind the scenes rehearsal footage, interviews, and of course, lots of footage of the actual performance. The film screens tomorrow at IndieScreen in Williamsburg, the borough's newest movie house. Check out the trailer below.

The momentous event was filmed by Jun Kawaguchi and his crew, web-TV sites like VBS TV, Viva-Radio, and several unknown You Tube cameramen. Kawaguchi, a big fan of Boredoms, had spent a decade chronicling the band's live performances and the 77 Boa Drum concert was no different. After editing his footage together with live footage captured and posted on You Tube, the 89 minute documentary was born.

The DVD will see release in the US on Thrill Jockey Records on Sept. 7 and come with a series of collectable postcards made from photos taken at the event.

Until then, relive this event on the big screen.

"77 Boa Drum" at IndieScreen (285 Kent Ave. at S. Second Street in Williamsburg, no phone), Sept. 1 at 8 pm.

77 BOA DRUM trailer from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.


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