77 Boa Drum is playing Wednesday, 9/1, at 8pm at IndieScreen in williamsburg.
those of you (like me) who waited in the INSANE (not enough bolding available here!!!) line for hours and never got into this event may want to check out the film… or perhaps the film will just bring back infuriating memories, like mine, of being next to the entrance gate, the person before me getting in, then the gate being locked down and NOONE else admitted, it sucked, ESPECIALLY when i realized one of my good friends could have gotten me in before i waited in line AT ALL (since she was friends with the event throwers/door minders). bad line memories (a frequent occurrence in nyc) aside, i am sure this will be an interesting flick and it is at Indiescreen, which i am very excited to check out!
from the thrill jockey press release:
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 Brooklyn, NY. Nearly three years later, the experience is finally making its way to DVD. 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 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 September 7th and come with a series of collectable postcards made from photos taken at the event.
More info here.