CIMMfest: Hardtimes Killin' Floor Blues (Jeffrey Lee Pierce)
US PREMIERE! In 1992, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, singer of the Gun Club, was living in London with no label, no money, and little prospects for a comeback. Director Henri-Jean Debon's painfully candid interviews, often shot in unflattering closeup, paint a bleak portrait of a man with great talent but little hope. With Nick Cave. (43 minutes, documentary, France).
***Also showing: short film "Shuya Show," directed by Jon Tewksbury & Jason Shabatoski. WORLD PREMIERE! In a vaguely Slavic country, a factory worker is faced with the oldest of dilemmas: how to kidnap the world's polka king to impress a girl? (32 min., fiction/comedy, Canada)
**Also showing, short film "Pavane," directed by Paul Quarrington. CHICAGO PREMIERE! In a pleasant cocktail bar, brothers explore their unpleasant past over a piano. (6 min., Canada)
***Suggested donation of $8 at door.
1530 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60622
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