25 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
|7:30PM||Doors open and live DJ set from Josh Kolenik|
|9:30PM||Q&A with Toro Y Moi and filmmaker Harry Israelson. Moderated by John Schaeffer|
|10:00PM||After-party and live DJ set from Josh Kolenik|
RSVP does not guarantee entry
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
No outside alcohol
In the event of rain, show will go on indoors
Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona (Harry Israelson | USA | 60 min.)
Following his fourth studio album, acclaimed musician Chaz Bundick, otherwise known as Toro Y Moi, brings to the screen a sonic experience featuring all new live arrangements. Filmed in the middle of the Mojave desert, Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona presents an entire concert album, recorded live beneath the geological wonders known as the Trona Pinnacles. 9-time Staff Picked director Harry Israelson breaks down the fourth wall, revealing the filmmaking process by making equipment, lights and crew visible at all times. With no audience in attendance and a spectacular natural environment that feels otherworldly, the film pays homage to rock films of a previous era. As the sun sets behind the pinnacles, which formed thousands of years ago in what used to be a prehistoric lake, the supernatural setting weaves seamlessly together with 13 psychedelic tracks, all recorded on site over the course of an entire day. Through the use of hand-drawn animations and behind-the-scenes VHS footage, Live from Trona offers viewers a surreal sonic experience, placing you front row at a private Toro Y Moi concert.
Harry Israelson is a 9-time Vimeo Staff Picked director from New York City who got his start making fashion films and music videos. His work has continued into the commercial realm, creating pieces for Levi’s, Gap & Proenza Schouler. Over the years, he has always returned to his unique working relationship with musician Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi, developing a visual aesthetic together.