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Fri, Jun 14


21C Museum Hotel St Louis, Gallery 2

POLITE APOCALYPSE (first-cut screening)

ERA presents in collaboration with Sleepy Kitty and Blip Blip Video a rough-cut screening of a new film by Lucy Cashion

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POLITE APOCALYPSE (first-cut screening)
POLITE APOCALYPSE (first-cut screening)

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

21C Museum Hotel St Louis, Gallery 2, 1528 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

About the event

POLITE APOCALYPSE is an experimental film that stitches together three long form music videos into a surreal narrative about a New Year's Eve party during the end of the world. The movie features three Sleepy Kitty songs: 'How's the New Job Debbie?' 'Blessing/Curse,' and 'Bigger Picture,' and the entire film grows out of these tracks.

Throughout months of workshopping, the creative ensemble, which included the entire cast, found inspiration for the world of the film in pre-Bolshevik literature. POLITE APOCALYPSE is a dreamlike, cinematic collage of Dostoevsky's THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV and Chekhov's PLATONOV.

Directed & Written by Lucy Cashion

Produced by Will Bonfiglio & Lucy Cashion for ERA

Executive Poducer: ERA

Starring: Will Bonfiglio, Maggie Conroy, Reggie Pierre, and Rachel Tibbetts 

Featuring: Cara Barresi, Paige Brubeck, Francesca Ferrari, Jakob Hultén, Ryan Lawson-Maeske, Alicen Moser, Kristen Strom, Evan Sult, Joe Taylor, and Pete Winfrey

Director of Photography: Brian McClelland for Blip Blap Video

Production Design: Sleepy Kitty

Editor: Brian McClelland

Associate Producers: Miranda Jagels Felix & Spencer Lawton for ERA

Associate Producers: Paige Brubeck & Evan Sult for Sleepy Kitty

Costume Design: Meredith LaBounty

Original Songs by: Sleepy Kitty

Produced with support from the Regional Arts Commission.

More info on the POLITE APOCALYPSE production page.

We invite you to the first screening of POLITE APOCALYPSE. It is still a work in progress, but it needs an audience of discerning patrons like you for the creators to evaluate how to shape the work going forward.

Doors at 7pm. Screening begins at 7:30pm. Run time approx. 2 hours.

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