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Paris, Texas – Film Screening
Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join Architecture Center Houston, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Alamo Beer and legendary Houston punk band Mydolls Music for a special screening of Wim Wenders’ award-winning film Paris, Texas at Axelrad.
The film starts at sundown (approx 9 pm) with a brief Q&A and special introduction by Mydolls and the actor Hunter Carson.
More about the film:
Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, Hunter Carson and featuring the Mydolls. The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard.
After an absence of 4 years, Travis Henderson suddenly reappears in a deserted part of south Texas. His brother Walt fetches him and he is soon reunited with his son Hunter. He can’t really explain why he’s been away or why he’s suddenly reappeared. Walt has been raising Travis’ son Hunter and it takes a while for the two of them to get reacquainted. They eventually set off together to find Jane, Travis’ wife and Hunter’s mother. She is found working in a peep show in Houston but a happy family reunion isn’t in the cards…
The film won the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
More information at https://aiahouston.org/v/event-detail/Film-Screening-Paris-Texas/14a/.
More about Mydolls:
Mydolls (1978-present), a female-fronted punk band from Houston, Texas, was formed in 1978 by guitarist/vocalist Trish Herrera, bassist/vocalist Dianna Ray, guitarist/vocalist Linda Younger and drummer/vocalist George Reyes. As one of Houston’s earliest art punk bands, Mydolls created a DIY sound that was as ethereal, fluid and poetic as it was politically charged and feminist. Throughout their nearly 40-year history, these pioneering musicians have paved a path for women and minorities in the music and arts scenes and continue to perform today with their original lineup.
The Houston punk scene and Mydolls’ history were the focus of a 20HERTZ music-based lecture, performance and archive exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2016. As part of the SPEAKEASY experimental music and art program series at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Mydolls released their latest EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, as a collectible red vinyl edition in February 2017. Revolution blends classic punk protest anthems such as “Politician” with poetry such as Charles Bukowski’s “Fair Stand the Fields of France.”