Saturday, February 05, 2011

Leonard Maltin's new DVD review

LEONARD MALTIN, one of the world's most recognized and respected film critics and historians, writes:
"Admirers of the music of Raymond Scott, which infused so many Warner Bros. cartoons and has gathered a loyal following in recent years, should know that his son’s absorbing, highly personal documentary about the multifaceted musician, DECONSTRUCTING DAD, is now available online at It’s well worth checking out."
Previously, Mr. Maltin said the film was:
"A fascinating look at a musical genius and the way he lived his life. Stan Warnow allows us to share his journey of discovery as he pieces together the story of his father. I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Glasgow Film Festival:
documentary screening + live music event

The new Raymond Scott documentary, DECONSTRUCTING DAD, will be screened during the Glasgow Film Festival on February 23rd at the Glasgow Film Theater, preceded by a live set of Scott's music performed by the Stu Brown Sextet. Details: here

"Glasgow Film Festival, the fastest growing film event in the UK, is dedicated to present the best of international and Scottish cinema to film lovers. GFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals within the festival, workshops and the chance to meet filmmakers from Scotland and around the world."

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Dances of Vice present:
"Powerhouse Stomp" in New York City

Dances of Vice pays tribute to classic cartoons of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s like Silly Symphonies, Felix the Cat, Betty Boop, Looney Tunes, including Raymond Scott compositions, and more at the vintage chic Liberty Hall / Ace Hotel, featuring live big-band cartoon music and hot jazz by Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra! With special guests Molly Crabapple, Michael Karas and DJ Miz Margo.

Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra performs unearthed music mined from the dusty vaults of a basement record collection, new arrangements of "voodoo music" and spirited stomps from the most incredible of the late 1920s Chicago and Harlem jazz bands.

Details: here

 • TIME & DATE: February 19th, 2011 | 10PM-4AM
 • LOCATION: Liberty Hall at The Ace Hotel | 16 W29th St. NYC
 • ADMISSION: $10 In Advance (Order Tix), $12 At the Door | 21+ ID

Betty Boop Pin-up Contest at 1am • 
2-for-1 vodka drink specials from 3-4am