Thursday, March 24, 2011

THUR 3/24: Talk, Film, Rock

Gah! This is what happens when I don't have a sufficient buffer of write-ups and my post goes missing after I get caught on my heels for other reasons...

Here's some cheapness for tonight. I'd like to think that weekend stuff will be up by morning.


THUR 3/24

"Wikileaks and the Pentagon Papers: Government Secrets and the Public's Right to Know": Screening & Discussion
at Austin Hall West, about 1511 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Law School)

This will have to be a crowded event when you take a topical event and add some historical perspective.

Those associated with the recent Wikileaks dump of US classified memos aren't scheduled to appear, however their actions have been compared to the "Pentagon Papers" when Daniel Ellsberg did something similar during the Vietnam War -- or did he?

Ellsburg will speak with lawyer-journalist Scott Horton before a screening of the documentary, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers".

THUR 3/24

"Hobo with a Shotgun"
at Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge
$10 / $8 w/ student ID

I watched the trailer and the amazing thing is that Rutger Hauer is in this low-budget, weird, gore film. There seems to be some allegorical tone to the story of a hobo who buys a shotgun and tries to purge the filth in his city.

Director Jason Eisener and producer Rob Cotterill will be in attendance at the screening for the opening night of the 13th annual Boston Underground Film Festival (thru 3/31).

THUR 3/24

Magic Magic, Sleeping in the Aviary, The Bleeders
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

The show is presented by Dorise Gruber from They Will Rock You, a site that I've overlooked until now. It looks like they do a good job over there on the music scene.

As far as the show, I feel like I could be included among the people criticized in the Weekly Dig piece about Magic Magic: I made a mistake (that I corrected) about the Salem/Dedham thing and I referenced their UK buzz. I was just trying to interest you in checking out some sweet, spacey indie-rock.

Although Sleeping in the Aviary has kooky variety in their sound that matches their purposefully ugly website, I had to link to their MySpace above. Listen for a couple minutes, and I think you'll get pulled in. I couldn't find much about The Bleeders; all I can say is keep sharp objects away from them...

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