This one-night-only engagement pairs the film “EarthQuaker Devices: A Mini Movie” with “Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death By Audio.” Attendees will be able to try the full line of EQD effects pedals, and purchase EQD B-stock for 50 percent off regular price. Admission is $5.
Shot entirely on location in Akron, “EarthQuaker Devices: A Mini Movie” chronicles the meteoric rise of the popular guitar effects pedal manufacturer from the ashes of the Rubber City. The film traces the homegrown company’s roots from a one-man basement operation, to an international success, creating musical equipment which helps artists like Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, and the Black Keys craft unique guitar sounds – creating jobs for 50-plus local artists and musicians along the way.
The film’s soundtrack features music by Akron bands Relaxer, Mount Ratz and original compositions by the EarthQuaker Devices crew. Viewers will gain unparalleled access to the day-to-day inner workings of the enigmatic effects pedal company, as well as a glimpse into the creative process of owner, designer, and guitarist Jamie Stillman.
Filmmaker Scott Harper (Knobs) will attend both showings of the double feature.
“Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death by Audio” premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) and it “brings viewers inside the last underground venue for music and art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a neighborhood once defined by its cultural contributions to the city of New York.”
The feature length film chronicles the origins, community-building, influence and ultimate closure of one of Brooklyn’s best DIY music venues, ironically at the hands of a former champion of their efforts. It features live performance footage and interviews with members of Future Islands, Jeff the Brotherhood, A Place to Bury Strangers, Deerhoof, Ty Seagall, TV On the Radio, Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon, Les Savy Fav and Thee Oh Sees.
Purchase tickets in advance here: www.nightlightcinema.com/film/goodnight-brooklyn
The Nightlight Cinema is located at 30. N. High St. in downtown Akron’s historic arts district.
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