Film POP presents:
Director: Mitchell Stafiej
World Premiere with cast and director
Konrad (Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches, Last Lizard and Love Theme) is a young ambient musician, struggling with alcoholism and the impending deadline on his new album. As the pressure mounts, the musician embarks on a dangerous, 7-day bender in his one-bedroom apartment. As he slowly loses grasp on reality, the past blends with the present; friends and family pop in and out, and the musician must come to terms with his addiction and the messy web of relationships it has left behind for him to clean up. Fluidly shot on 16 mm film and taking its cues from the experimental music the film’s characters gravitate towards, Mitchell Stafiej’s A unfolds like a prolonged set of atmospheric drone music: it is at once anxious and minimalist; hypnotizing and loopy; strange, and slightly deranged—definitely more of a mood than a straightforward narrative. The film also features musicians such as Tasseomancy, Petra Glynt, Bernardino Femminielli, Caro Diaro, and Alexis O’Hara (in the role
of Konrad’s mother)
After-party Show: Love Theme / Bernardino Femminielli / Petra Glynt / Guizo LaNuit at Piccolo Litte Burgundy! Only 5$ at the door if you show your film ticket stub!