Dreamland (formerly known as the Wayside Chapel)
812 East Market Street
If you're a fan of Billy Childish - come celebrate, if you don't know the man - we'll indoctrinate you. Suggested donation: $5
This is a special screening to the get the city ready for a night of CHILDISH - live renditions of Billy Childish songs at Lisa's Oak Street Lounge along w/Bad Blood. See more here: http://www.facebook.com/?s
Musician, writer, painter, enigma, cultural icon - all of these and more apply to Billy Childish, an artist the world is waking up to. Over three years in the making, "Billy Childish Is Dead" is the first ever in-depth documentary to explore the extraordinary life of the man behind the myth.
Billy Childish is reputed to have recorded 100 LP's during his 24-year career. As if that's not enough to be getting on with, he's also painted 2,000 odd paintings, written 2 novels & penned 30 plus volumes of poetry. Expelled from the prestigious St Martins School of Art early in his career, Childish has continued to paint, write and make music independently ever since.
Childish bands have long been championed by a succession of more established artists; Kurt Cobain liked Thee Mighty Caesars, & more recently The White Stripes - Jack White appeared on Top Of The Pop's with Billy's name scrawled on his forearm. Billy has also enjoyed an increasing public profile over the last twelve months with regular articles and interviews appearing in national newspapers and magazines. His stock as an artist is probably at its greatest.
Featuring rare archive footage from many of Billy's musical projects, "Billy Childish Is Dead" offers a fascinating insight into Billy's life and his views on many aspects of his childhood, career achievements and everyday existence - Billy granted the filmmakers access into his home and on tour with his current band The Buff Medways. Many of Billy's friends, colleagues and admirers, including Shane McGowan, Holly Golightly, journalists Miranda Sawyer and Matthew Collings, Kids director Larry Clark and renowned author Bevis Hillier give their own unique insights into the man and the phenomenon.
- 812 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202
- Wednesday 29th, June 2011
- 8:00 PM — 11:00 PM