Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Filmusik and Portland Parks & Recreation present
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Admission: Free to the public
SW Park Place
Movie begins at dusk
Filmusik imagines a new soundtrack for Ed Wood’s Sci-Fi disasterpiece: Plan 9 From Outer Space!
Electronica artist Heather Perkins’ originally composed score meshes with the Classical Revolution String Quartet for a unique blend of glitch and glissando. Under the outdoor screen at Washington Park, the soundtrack is premiered in this special one-time show.
Portland voice actors dub the film live, matching the original script that at times seems too weird to be true. Even after long rehearsal hours and many a discussion, we still are in the dark about how exactly “Solarbonite” works, or how the vampire got out of the spaceship without opening the doors. However, the performers, professional voice over actors from the world of TV and radio, bring you a faithful dub, all live from an onstage sound-booth.
Plan 9 From Outer Space is truly one of the weirdest misguided works of 50′s Sci-Fi, often called “the worst film ever made”, which is immediately followed by “you have to see it!!”. Ed Wood’s zealous use of stock footage and optimistic directorial style had men running around the set with flying saucers on fishing rods ad-libbing lines in this epic that was originally titled Grave Robbers From Outer Space.
This is a unique opportunity to see how sounds for film are made, to hear an original score by one of the city’s greatest electronica artists and watch the best/worst film ever made on a screen the size of my house. Did we mention it’s free?