The Album Leaf (STATESIDE PRESENTS) $20 Live Solo Set & Film Screening

Doors 7 PM show @ 7:30 PM sharp

The Album Leaf (Sub Pop Records) is the acclaimed solo project of Jimmy LaValle, the San Diego-based songwriter whose music is inspired by a number of genres including classical, jazz, and post-rock — LaValle constructs his own songs in a similarly eclectic manner, utilizing everything from ambient noise to field recordings to radio transmissions. Michael Raine’s new documentary film, BEYOND THERE documents The Album Leaf’s first ever tour of China and other parts of Asia. Filmed during their last international tour, The band treks across Asia in a final attempt to gain traction in the changing landscape of music distribution. BEYOND THERE features stunning live performances and a rarely seen, intimate glimpse at the anti-rockstar side of a band on the precipice of change.

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Wed 9/24
MEDIA SHAMANISM Films & Poetry of Ira Cohen

EV Associate Curator, Carl Hanni guides us through the life and work of poet, photographer, filmmaker, publisher and legendary shaman/bohemian Ira Cohen. Ira Cohen lived and created a singular body of work in New York City, Tangier and Katmandu from the 1960s until his death in 2011. His contemporaries included William S. Burroughs, Angus MacLise (Velvet Underground), Gerard Malanga, Charles Henri Ford and Paul Bowles. EV will screen Cohen’s transcendent The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda and Kings With Straw Mats. In Kings With Straw Mats, Ira Cohen is both participant and observer to an extraordinary parade of people on pilgrimage into the heart of one of India’s greatest sacred celebrations, the Kumbh Mela. With the eye of a filmmaker and the voice of a poet, Cohen introduces an array of holy men as they gather for the event, which occurs only once every 12 years.


SUN 9/21
Robert Gardner’s Forest of Bliss

This programs plays tribute to the recent passing of the highly influential ethnographic filmmaker, Robert Gardner. Forest of Bliss is an unsparing yet redemptive account of the poignant range of joy, religious passion and grief and that punctuates daily life in Benares, India’s most holy city. The film unfolds from one sunrise to the next without commentary, subtitles or dialogue. It is an attempt to give the viewer a wholly authentic, though greatly magnified and concentrated, sense of participation in the experiences examined by the film. Indeed, Gardner’s unique approach to documentary filmmaking places this film on the divide between ethnographic filmmaking and the more personal cinematic style whose goals are closer to poetry.


Wed 9/17
SK8 or Die & Paranoid Park


Jocko Weyland presents a selection of rad skateboarding videos with a live improv-accompaniment by shredder JLownsbury & friends. Tonight’s second act is Gus Van Sant’s underappreciated skater feature, Paranoid Park. In this film, an unsolved murder at Portland’s infamous Paranoid Park skate park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral odyssey where he must not only deal with the pain and disconnect of adolescence but the consequences of his own actions. One of the most darkly intense films of Gus Van Sant’s fascinating career.

SUN 9/14

Poets and Artists COME TOGETHER! Tonight we present an essential program of rarely screened 1950 to 60’s American Avant-Garde cinema that will forever alter your perception of the subtle and expansive potential of the film medium. Come experience the church of light at Exploded View! Works by Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, Bruce Conner, Shirley Clarke, Ron Rice, Joseph Cornell & Bruce Baillie.


Wed 9/10 @7:30



Contemporary Films + Videos by Women

We kick off EV’s first anniversary Fall calendar with a blowout program of fantastic works by XX makers knocking down the doors of the video and music arts! Come experience a cross-generational selection of contemporary film/video artists including Allison Schulnik, Yoko Ono, Camille Henrot, Alex Bag, Tracy Emin, Pipilotti Rist, Nika Kaiser and more! Tucson’s own musical embodiment of mixed chromosomal genius, Burning Palms closes the show, laying down their deep psych/folk groove in the intimate EV sound chamber.



SAT 8/9


“Polycephaly consists of five collaborating pairs of Tucson-based artists. Having never worked together before, each pair was asked to create a work in any medium with collaboration being their only guideline. This exhibition format fosters exchange between local artists and works towards building connections within Tucson’s emerging art scene.

Participating artists:
Amanda Beekhuizen & Anthony Barron
Elise Christmon & Maki Kitagawa
Yu Yu Shiratori & Andrew Shuta
Corinne Matesich & Wilson Butterworth
Eli Burke & Clay Morgan

Organized by Christian Ramirez & Alex Von Bergen”

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