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HALF-TONGUE TRIBE Perform a New, Original Score to JEAN GENET'S UN CHANT D'AMOUR


ON THE FILM: 

Jean Genet's unique entry into filmmaking, “Un Chant d’Amour” (1950) remained banned in the USA for years. Eschewing the use of dialogue, this poetic 25-minute short, set in a French prison, explores the intensity of attraction between two inmates under the jealous eye of a voyeuristic prison guard. This “revolutionary vision of emancipation through sensuality ...both universal and eternal” (Fernando F. Croce, Slant) has been cited as an influence on such queer filmmakers as Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol. 


ON THE MUSIC:

What in the Goddess is Witch Rock? One look at the makeup and glittery wardrobe of the band members in Half Tongue Tribe should be your first clue. Decked in huge women’s (or possible drag queen) jewelry, Pict-ish face paintings, and rock-leathers, these witches play/preach music that is inspired by, dedicated to, and sometimes pokes fun at, Ancient Goddesses. Guitarist/composer Dan Graul plays and sings in many bands including Northern Strangers. Singer/lyricist David LeBarron has written many plays and internet successes as he trod a pagan path for over 30 years. The two met doing theater and then became “brothers” when they realized each was a witch. Compelled to create art to empower instead of cower, Half Tongue Tribe reaches to audiences in public spaces bringing healing to broken souls and laughter to path-walkers. halftonguetribe.com 

  • Year
    1950 / 2020
  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Country
    France
  • Director
    Jean Genet
  • Music
    Half-Tongue Tribe