Feature Film Program

Liberation Day

Cult band Laibach plays a show in North Korea for an audience never exposed to alt rock.

Wed Jul 19 7:00 PM

The Film

Liberation Day

Morten Traavik, Uģis Olte | Norway, Latvia | 98

Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, and to the surprise of a whole world, the Slovenian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the state of North Korea. Confronting strict ideology and cultural differences, the band struggles to get their songs through the needle’s eye of censorship before they can be unleashed on an audience never before exposed to alternative rock music. Meanwhile, propaganda loudspeakers are being set up at the border between the two Koreas and a countdown to war is announced. The hills are alive….with the sounds of music.

Music

Parlor Walls

Parlor Walls is singer/guitarist Alyse Lamb (EULA) and drummer-keyboardist Chris Mulligan. Their music swims between chaos and restraint, straddling the line between post-rock and avant-garde and something else entirely. After releasing a series of colorful EPs on their multi-media collective Famous Swords, Parlor Walls released "Opposites" (LP) on Northern Spy Records in 2017. On their inspiration for the album: "We wanted to take opposing sounds and themes, make them coexist together, and capture the point of collapse." The duo has since expanded their live and included multi-instrumentalist (and hell constable) Jason Shelton into the fold.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:00 PM
Live Music by Parlor Walls
8:30 PM
Film Begins
This is a free event. Seating is first come, first served. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled.

Venue

Socrates Sculpture Park

32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106

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The show presented in partnership with