Roundup: Michigan Theater's Japanese Noir, Ypsi's Grove Studios & MTV Interviews AADL

PREVIEW FILM & VIDEO MUSIC

FAR EAST SHADOWS: The Michigan Theater just announced a new film series: KURO: The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking. Starting January 16 and running through March, every Monday night the movie house will screen a Japanese noir film. The lineup includes:
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/keyword/high%20and%20low?search_form… and Low] (1963) [Jan. 16, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1411108|Tokyo Drifter] (1967) [Jan. 23, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/keyword/Branded%20to%20Kill?search_f… to Kill] (1967) [Jan. 23, 9:30 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1294551|Zero Focus] (1961) [Jan. 30, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330536/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1|A Colt Is My Passport] (1967) [Feb. 6, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1338138|Pigs and Battleships] (1967) [Feb. 13, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/search/keyword/Pale%20Flower?search_format=… Flower] (1964) [Feb. 20, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279901/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1|A Fugitive From the Past] (1965) [Feb. 27, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1469229|Dragnet Girl] (1933) [March 6, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1486581|Ichi the Killer] (2001) [March 13, 7 p.m.]
[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3108158/|The World of Kanako] (2014) [date & time TBA]
Plus, there might be a few more films added in the future. While it's always best to see movies on the big screen, don't fret if you can't make every flick; many of these movies are in the library's collection. (➤ [http://www.michtheater.org/series/kuro-the-dark-edge-of-japanese-filmma…|Michigan Theater])

BLOOMING GROVE: A new 6,500 square foot rehearsal/artist/performance space is now open in Ypsilanti. [https://www.facebook.com/grovestudios1|Grove Studios] (1145 W. Michigan Ave.) aims to be "clean, secure, safe, inspiring, climate-controlled, and convenient," founder Rick Coughlin told Concentrate Ann Arbor. While Coughlin is more focused on Grove being a rented rehearsal space, the venue has already hosted a couple of events since its soft launch in early December. The concert schedule is ramping up, too, thanks to the [https://www.facebook.com/musicandartsguild|Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Music and Arts Guild], which has booked several concerts at Grove this month {[https://www.facebook.com/pg/grovestudios1/events|link]}, including performances by Gruesome Twosome (Jan. 13), Annie Palmer (Jan. 20), and Doogatron (Jan. 27). (➤ [http://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/devnews/grovestudios0393.aspx|Concentrate Ann Arbor])

SONIC LENDING: MTV's The Stakes podcast interviewed Josie Parker, director of the Ann Arbor Public Library, about why AADL lends things like synthesizers, effects pedals, drum machines, guitars, amps, and mics (as well as telescopes, metal detectors, dinosaur skulls, and those thingies called "books"). Check out what we have in our [http://www.aadl.org/musictools|Music Tools] collection as you listen; the interview starts at the 11:30 mark. (➤ [http://www.mtv.com/news/2969178/the-stakes-will-magic-save-2017|MTV's The Stakes])


Christopher Porter is a Library Technician and editor of Pulp.