Event: Co-Presentation: Dirt City Rock Fantasy
Dirt City Rock Fantasy: The Films and Music of Trevor Anderson
Rock anthems meet Hollywood divas meet Edmonton grime, Trevor Anderson’s artistic output combines music and film in a cinematic experience that is simultaneously humorous and raw. Turning a theatrical eye on his personal narratives, his work is always fresh, self-deprecating, bittersweet, and balls-to-the-wall fun.
Pleasure Dome and Buddies in Bad Times are proud to collaborate on the first Canadian retrospective screening of Trevor Anderson's short films. Over the course of a decade, Trevor has created more than ten short films which have gone on to international renown at Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, South By Southwest, Hot Docs, TIFF and more. He has won numerous awards, including TIFF Top Ten 2016, the Berlin International Film Festival D.A.A.D Short Film Prize 2012, and Hot Docs Lindalee Tracey Award 2007, and was recently nominated for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Trevor’s work is a humorous and eclectic take on queer and prairie narratives that runs the gamut from experimental to narrative to music video.
Although separate from his film practice, Trevor’s other gig as drummer in the “shambolic, exuberant, demented rock” band The Wet Secrets, clearly demonstrates the same bold aesthetic. The Wet Secrets was formed on an impromptu dare between bassist Lyle Bell and Trevor to write, record and release an album within one week, resulting in their debut album A Whale of A Cow. Now eleven years later, The Wet Secrets is still going strong, with a new EP release and concert in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week, on Wed May 4 following our retrospective screening!
In this spirit of Trevor’s creative practice, the retrospective will flow into a party featuring a DJ set including the sounds of the Wet Secrets and other musical responses to both the sight and sound of Trevor’s work. Join us for free after the screening, and make sure you buy tickets to see the Wet Secrets play live at The Mod Club the next day.
Royal Canoe w/ The Wet Secrets and Hannah Epperson (Tickets, here.)
Wednesday May 4 @ The Mod Club (722 College St.)
Film screening lineup:
Punchlines (2009, 5 min)
The Man that Got Away (2012, 25 min)
Carpet Diem (2008, 3 min)
Nightlife (2014, 6 min)
The Island (2009, 6 min)
High Level Bridge (2009, 6 min)
Figs in Motion (2010, 8 min)
The Little Deputy (2015, 9 min)
Rock Pockets (2007, 6 min)
The Wet Secrets Peak Performance Project 1973 Celebrity Endorsement (2015, 2 min)