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FREE TICKETS: Christmas on Mars - Crofoot - Sat Nov 29th

MCB sponsered event:
Free pair of tickets to the 1st emailer -
Detroit’s first screening of Flaming Lips’ "Christmas on Mars"

Saturday, November 29, 2008
8 PM
A Fantastical Film Freakout Featuring the Flaming Lips, a glorious science fiction film that marks the directorial debut of the Lips' visionary frontman Wayne Coyne.

Seven years in the making, Christmas on Mars features original music by the Flaming Lips ("The greatest U.S. band today" - The Guardian), with acting performances by all band members, and many others from their Oklahoma City-based team. Comedian Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and actor Adam Goldberg (Dazed and Confused, Two Days in Paris) also appear, as does performer Steve Burns of the band Steve Burns and the Struggle (who had also appeared in children's television show Blue's Clues). Bradley Beesley and George Salisbury co-directed the movie with Mr. Coyne.

The first Detroit screening of this acoustically demanding sound track is aptly presented in the audio showcase of the Crofoot Ballroom.

It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips' Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips' Michael Ivins) fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien super-being (Coyne) arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.

Also screening will be:

Several short films from local Sci-fi-Comedy troupe, Iron Core TV .
Check out their premiere of episode 4 of Amil and Ewok, and more.

As well as: THE CEMETERY PRECINCTS – Directed by Michael Einheuser & Rob Gulley (12:00) (Michigan 2008) A liberal fantasia played in the key of Z, "The Cemetery Precincts" tells the story of what happens when a couple of political dirty tricksters try a bit of old-school election fraud and scare up more than they bargained for. Includes an homage to "Night of the Living Dead" and lots of blood effects by makeup artist Dan Phillips. Written by Nancy Nall-Derringer. Music provided by Sucker DJ's Mikel O.D., Tom Matich, and Jeff Milo.

Doors 8pm, Movie starts @ 8:30pm.
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes. This film is not rated.