“Point Break” at 1919
This is interesting: Tonight (Mon Feb 27), 1919 Hemphill will offer a screening of the 1991 action flick Point Break, which is about an FBI agent who goes undercover at a California beach to investigate a group of bank-robbing surfers. (Seriously, that’s what it’s about). The movie features Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Gary Busey, and it was an early cult hit for director Kathryn Bigelow, who of course went on to win an Oscar for The Hurt Locker.
Doors open at 6pm for the free screening. It’s part of the d.i.y. space’s new series Unconscious Projector, which features live, improvisatory musical accompaniment to movies by area bands. Point Break will be live-scored by Spacebeach, a band headed by 1919’s volunteer and habitue Torry Finley. Finley is a very laidback, funny, Zen kind of guy, so expect this informal event to follow suit.