cinéSPEAK presents Sisters with Transistors (Philadelphia Premiere)
Fri Jun 11 2021 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA
**DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 11**
cinéSPEAK is proud to present the Philadelphia premiere of Lisa Rovner's SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS.
—Doors Open @ 7PM with Live Performance x DJ Ripley (of Subversion PHL)
—Film Screening @ 8:30PM (sundown)
This event series is **FREE** (Thanks to generous support from PNC Bank!) Due to our COVID-19 safety protocols, **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED** Use the link in 'Tickets'
Due to the required registration, we are asking guests to enter the event via the sidewalk entrance approx. located at 4350 Chester Ave.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Sisters with Transistors
Dir. Lisa Rovner / English and French with English subtitles / UK / 1hr 24min
‘An important tribute to these women and their influence, it's also a cinematic experience that melds the visuals to the abstract, hallucinatory sounds of their compositions’ — Los Angeles Times
‘Sisters With Transistors treats both its subjects and audience with care and intelligence, and its form takes cues from the very genre that it centers on.’ —Rolling Stone
‘[Sisters with Transistors] feels less like a film and more like a manifesto.’—RogerEbert.com
Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s superb Sisters with Transistors showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy Carlos. As Rovner’s documentary demonstrates, these women—many of whom were classically trained musicians, brilliant mathematicians, or a combination of both—relished the freedom of electronic music, even as they were discriminated against because of their gender and because of their chosen medium.
Through their inventiveness and rebellion, these trailblazers’ music went on to influence musicians working in a variety of genres, and proved the worthiness of going electric. Sisters with Transistors is an essential primer for those interested in discovering this vital, oft-overlooked history but also offers plenty of pleasures for crate-digging experimental music obsessives who know the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s output like the back of their hand. Contemporary musicians, such as Holly Herndon and Kim Gordon, also offer insights into their forebears’ indelible music and their personal significance.
Watch the Trailer
WHAT TO EXPECT:
**RESERVED ACCESSIBLE SEATING**
We will have a tree-shaded area along the sidewalk (by the playground) reserved for guests who need it. Please stop by our registration table for directions.
**BYO-BLANKET OR CHAIR** The Bowl at Clark Park is incredibly dusty. Bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable.
**FOOD TRUCKS ON-SITE** Enjoy fresh popcorn, candy, ice cream and other eats from local food trucks. (Pay as you go)
**COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE**
—SOCIAL DISTANCING (our friendly volunteer ushers will be on-site to assist)
—MASK WEARING IS ENCOURAGED (when not eating or drinking)
**PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE PARK CLEAN** Use the provided trash cans and/or take your waste with you
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