Spring Break Cinema is heading back to Howler for a season of movies about music. Taking over the bandroom Wednesday evenings throughout October, the month-long program features an unpredictable mix of recent indie flicks, slick documentaries and retro favourites you haven't seen in an age. With tickets at just $15 a pop, we're thinking this looks like a mighty fine alternative to the multiplex.
The fun begins on October 7 with Eden, a semi-biographical drama from young French auteur Mia Hansen-Love, about the attempts of her brother to make it big in the emerging house scene during the early 1990s. Next up comes L for Leisure, an oddball comedy set in the early '90s that boasts a killer selection of original synth-pop tunes. Week three will feature Fresh Dressed, a doco that charts the rise of hip hop fashion with commentary from the likes of Pharrell Williams, P Diddy and Yeezus himself. The season will then wrap up on October 28 with a 20th anniversary screening of Empire Records.