Live music with film at Derby's Quad
FILM-GOERS can enjoy a rare treat tonight at Quad when John Carpenter's film Dark Star will be screened with a live musical accompaniment from Animat.
Widely regarded as a cult classic, Dark Star is John Carpenter's first feature film from 1974.
Co-written by and starring Alien screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, this low-budget space comedy was a seminal influence on 21st century sci-fi and has found its place as the missing link between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Red Dwarf.
Sheffield artists Animat have developed a new soundtrack to the film which they will perform live, using a mixture of their own original brand of dub-down-tempo, an eclectic selection of tracks from their DJ archive and remixed versions of themes from the original score.
The event is one of Quad's All The Right Notes season, a series of music and film screenings designed to encourage that feeling of fan-dom, connection and community among those with a passion for music.
December's All The Right Notes screening will be Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day on December 13.
Dark Star (PG) starts at 8.30pm tonight. Tickets are: £10 and £9 concessions. To book, call Quad's box office on 01332 290606 or see www.derbyquad.co.uk/live-event/dark-star-pg-live-musical-accompaniment.