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Charleston, a Love Letter 

When: Sat., May 26, 8 & 11 p.m. 2012
Phone: (866) 811-4111
Price: $16/advance, $21/door

You've got mail. Local filmmaker Justin Nathanson, owner of the Cut Company, presents a tribute to the Holy City with Charleston, a love letter. He shot footage around town over the course of a few months; he describes it as "part art film, part documentary, and part genre of its own kind."

The artists. The film is silent. There isn't even a recorded soundtrack. Instead, it's set to live music by local combo Entropy Ensemble's pianist Andrew Walker, who, along with other musicians, will perform an original score in front of the screen. The musicians have been encouraged to improvise, so they'll be responding to Nathanson's vision in the moment.

Nathanson's next move. This isn't Nathanson's first time at Piccolo. Last year, he was a part of You Are Safe, a multimedia collaboration between him and artists Brit Washburn and Tina Christophillis. And in 2008, his documentary Bin Yah: There's No Place Like Home was a big hit.

— Susan Cohen


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