The Mississippi Records Music and Film Series is back with a masterpiece of modern cinema - Guy Maddin's THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD. A mythic film about a beer baroness with glass legs in Prohibition era Winnipeg who holds a contest to see who can play the saddest song in the world. Folks come from all over to compete - everyone from African drummers to a Chinese flautist to a pale mysterious European cellist to an over the top American musical number. Stars Isabella Rossellini and Mark McKinney. A pretty funny movie about sadness - perfect for the Portland winter.
In attendance to talk about the film will be Guy Maddin himself.
One of the most truly original minds working in film today - we are incredibly honored to have him here. As an added bonus, Michael Hurley will be performing a short set before the film to set the mood just right.
The Mississippi Records Music and Film series will continue through the next 4 months after this with some great shows and amazing guest directors and musicians in attendance.