Carnegie Room, lower level
Featuring: “A Mighty Wind” (2003)
Back together for the first time, again.
Starring: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Jane Lynch
Director: Christopher Guest
Written By: Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy
Run time: 91 minutes
Rated: PG-13 for sex-related humour.
July means many things to many people. To some, it’s celebrating the “birth” of our nation. To others, it means sitting back and relaxing. To many people in Southwestern Ontario, it means festivals (much like the Home County Folk Festival held in London, Ontario from July 20 to July 22!) In honour of all of these things, the Adult Department decided to show a hilarious “mockumentary” movie starring (and co-written!) by Canadians, free of discussion after the show and with free admission.
When folk icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he has shepherded to folk stardom. To celebrate a life spent submerged in folk, Irving’s loving son Jonathan has decided to put together a memorial concert featuring some of Steinbloom’s best-loved musicians. There’s Mitch and Mickey, who were the epitome of young love until their partnership was torn apart by heartbreak; classic troubadours The Folksmen, whose records were endlessly entertaining for anyone able to punch a hole in the center to play them; and The New Main Street Singers, the most meticulously color-coordinated neuftet ever to hit an amusement park. Now for one night only in New York City’s Town Hall, these three groups will reunite and gather together to celebrate the music that almost made them famous.
– Written by Sujit R. Varma – IMDb