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Walker's Summer Music & Movies series returns with road flicks, rocker chicks

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Movies, Museums Updated: May 21, 2013 - 2:38 PM

 

Walker Art Center's Summer Music & Movies series returns to Loring Park starting July 29. / Star Tribune file

Walker Art Center's Summer Music & Movies series returns to Loring Park starting July 29. / Star Tribune file

 

After taking a very unwelcome year off two summers ago, Walker Art Center’s beloved Summer Music & Movies series will return July 29 to Loring Park for the second straight year.

Scheduled again for four Mondays in a row, the lineup -- centered around the theme “Roadways”-- was announced today with Prissy Clerks, Charlie Parr, Zoo Animal, Aby Wolf, the Roe Family Singers and this summer’s It Band, the Chalice, all slated for the musical halves of the shows. Alas, the Walker did not commission a live score like the one Brute Heart created last year, but many of the aforementioned acts are cinematic enough in the first place.

The movies were all selected by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas, whose exhibit “The Autoconstrucción Suites” recently opened at the Walker. Save for one obvious choice, the road films he picked are all pretty obscure to Western audiences – as one would expect in the case of this. Here’s the schedule:


MUSIC BEGINS AT 7 PM; MOVIES BEGIN AT DUSK (APPROXIMATELY 8:45 PM)

Monday, July 29
Music: Prissy Clerks
Movie: "The Hawks and the Sparrows" ("Uccellacci E Uccellini")

Monday, Aug. 5
Music: Roe Family Singers + Charlie Parr
Movie: "Cochochi"

Lizzo and Sophia Eris of the Chalice / Leslie Plesser, Star Tribune

Lizzo and Sophia Eris of the Chalice / Leslie Plesser, Star Tribune

Monday, Aug. 12
Music: The Chalice
Movie: "In the Pit (En el Hoyo)"

Monday, Aug. 19
Music: Zoo Animal + Aby Wolf + Grant Cutler
Movie: "Pee Wee’s Big Adventure" 

Pretty much the same format as the Walker's series, but a little more populist in nature, Vita.mn's Music & Movies series will take place around the same time. That lineup was announced last month, with highlights including a pairing of Now, Now with "Adventures in Babysitting" and John Mark Nelson with "The Goonies."

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