TUESDAY JULY 10 at 7:30PM
PET MILK with FUTURE SHOCK (1972)
PHILAMOCA, 531 N 12TH ST, PHILADELPHIA
Presented as part of Tuesday Tune-Out, a weekly film and live music series July 2012 at PhilaMOCA, curated by Herb Shellenberger/Black Circle Cinema.
PET MILK is a band from Philadelphia formed in 2010, proponents of punklife and kitchen-sink romance, perennial victims of post-teenage ennui. We love noise and pop, are influenced by Black Tambourine, Nico and New Order, and are currently recording our debut LP with Josh Meakim (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Arc in Round). We encourage you to tell someone that you love them and to mean it.
FUTURE SHOCK (dir. Alexander Grasshoff, 1972, US, 16mm, 43 mins)
Orson Welles narrates this pseudo-documentary film, inspired by the book of the same name in which writer/futurist Alvin Toffler coins the term “future shock” as a certain psychological state that affects humans as a product of “too much chance in too little time.” Welles, in his Cheshire cat beard and cape phase, sounds overwhelmed describing a society of disconnected people with “temporary friends,” these changes ultimately resulting in “the death of permanence.” At times resembling a Mondo film, Future Shock is unintentionally hilarious and filled with gems of 70s psych-pop and synth soundtrack music familiar to those who have seem 70s educational films.