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The Louisville Film Society presents the Ben Sollee documentary 'Wooden Box'
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I have a friend who lives in Utah – a terrible choice of a place to live, for many reasons, particularly if you aren't a Mormon (or even a Christian, for that matter). I keep telling him to move to Louisville. He's a musician, you see – a very talented guitarist – and his band recently broke up because, among many other things, they simply could not find a drummer suitable for their purposes. Come to Louisville, I say; we love our musicians here. We have everything – a person could subsist solely on local and regional music and find a little bit of everything. It's wonderful; two of my favorite live acts – Cabin and Wax Fang – come from right here (and it's criminal they haven't broken out nationally yet).

Of course, we can't talk about local music without mentioning one of the favorites: Ben Sollee, cellist extraordinaire and all-around nice guy (by all accounts). He does amazing things with his cello, utilizing it to create music with notes of all sorts of genres, from bluegrass and folk to jazz to R&B. He began his musical career in the Sparrow Quartet with Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, and Casey Driessen. Since then he has released two EPs, three full-length albums (the most recent, Half Made Man

, having just been released), and the brilliant

Dear Companion

, a collaboration with Daniel Martin Moore to bring awareness to the issue of mountaintop removal.

His is a very interesting story, and it can be witnessed tomorrow (Friday) at the Dreamland Film Center, which is screening the documentary

Wooden Box

- “a documentary about Ben Sollee.”

Wooden Box

will be shown on the half hour between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. The Dreamland Film Center is located at 810 E. Market Street.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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