Friday, July 24, 2009

Trylon microcinema launches this weekend

When the Trylon microcinema first announced its establishment back in May, film geeks rejoiced. The 60-seat theater would be the first single-screen theater in Minnesota to open in 40 years, with an aim to showcase films obscure, predominantly older films on its two 35mm reels.

[The incomparable Buster Keaton]

I first had the chance to check out the Trylon when I was invited by Sound Unseen's Rick Hansen to see a one-night screening of Björk’s Voltaic: The Volta Tour Live in Paris film, comprising filmed highlights from her Volta tour recorded in Paris and Reykjavik. (Check out my preview of the screening here.)

You wouldn't know quite how intimate the theater is until you first walk in - it's more akin to a screening room than an actual theater, with a phenomenal sound system. (They've since installed a red carpet, vintage movie theater chairs, and a popcorn machine to give it more of an old-timey theater feel.)

This weekend, the Trylon kicks off its first full-fledged film series, "The Great Stone Face: Six From Buster Keaton." Though Sound Unseen is becoming a regular co-presenter at the Trylon, this series was put together by the Trylon's owner, Barry Kryshka - also the founder of archival film group Take Up Productions.

More info on the series:
"Sherlock Jr." (1924) + "The Electric House," 7 & 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; "The Navigator" (1924) + "The Balloonatic," 7 & 9 p.m. July 24-25; "Seven Chances" (1925) + "The Goat," 7 & 9 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1. With Music by Dreamland Faces.
The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.
$8, plus suggested donation of $2 for live music.

There is one more Sound Unseen viewing coming up at the Trylon: Cloud Cult documentary "No One Said It Would Be Easy" (7:30 p.m., Aug. 5). Visit" for more details.

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