Oddball Films and guest curator Christine Kwon present: I Was Born But… The Ocean Track, Thursday July 26, 8PM.

If I were in San Francisco on Thursday night, I would definitely head over to Oddball Films at 275 Capp Street to see this:

Oddball Films and guest curator Christine Kwon present I was Born, But… The Ocean Track. The program employs the music and mood of recording artist Frank Ocean as story elements of a visual journey through the artist’s underlying themes–the exploration of birth, sex, mundaneness and surreal existence. Highlights include much-beloved children’s story Where the Wild Things Are (1974), an animated sex tutorial Sex, Booze, and Blues, and Those Pills You Use (1982), Charlie Chaplin classic The Tramp (1915) and segments from Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar (1959) and adventure film Sheherazade (19643) starring Anna Karina. Paired with Ocean’s layered melodies and haunting lyrics, this cine-sound program seeks to capture the tones of love, loss and longing pervasive in the musician’s work.

Date: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117

Curator’s Biography: Christine Kwon is the Managing Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, where she is a senior film curator. She is also producing a feature-length documentary on community leader Eddy Zheng, and is the creator/writer of the comedy series Nice Girls Crew.

More information here. Many thanks to R.J. Lozada for the heads-up. Bonus: a post I wrote on Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You” here.

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