Local culture movers Patrick Greene, Kyle Eagle and Joshua “Uncomfortable Brunch” Martin have joined forces in a new venture – their monthly film series, More Q Than A, launches tonight in the upstairs theater at Avalon, bringing a twinge of joy to the hearts of all the old D.MAC fans.
The first film they’ll present is Melvin Van Peebles’ 1968 The Story of a Three Day Pass, a black-and-white film about an African-American soldier on leave in Paris. Those who only know Van Peebles from Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and therefore expect a blaxploitation flick may be surprised at this film’s whimsical Nouvelle Vague style (and actually, those who saw Sweet Sweetback as blaxploitation weren’t paying very close attention, either).
Showtime is 7:30, but doors open an hour before that and you may want to use the time for snacking: The Daydream Pizza truck will be on hand, and coffee and tea by Vita Luna Café will be available inside the gallery. This film – and Van Peebles’ whole career – makes us feel too many feelings to explore within the constricted word count of a Selection of the Week, so it’s a good thing the Harp & Celt is right next door for post-film debates. We have a feeling this is gonna be a thing.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 | The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave. | avalongallery.org | $5