Listen Up Film Series wants to celebrate the holiday season with a little "JINGLE BELL ROCKS!" and Kids Book Drive to benefit KEEP ST. PETE LIT
Jingle Bell Rocks! delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, “Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby, dreaming of snow?”
At Hideaway Cafe
Doors Open 630pm
Films Starts 8pm
Free Admission, Ticket or Reservation needed for admission
(Pick up Flyer at Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Ave, St Pete or Make Reservations Via Eventbrite)
Flyers and EventBrite RSVPs will be seated first come, first serve from 630pm to 745pm
Waitlist will be seated only if space permits from 745pm -8pm
Hideaway will be serving food and drinks throughout the evening.
BOOK DRIVE FOR KEEP ST PETE LIT!- We'd love to make this holiday rock for an organization that celebrates and promotes greater St. Petersburg’s literary community – past, present and future – through arts, education and events with a literary twist.
Bring a book to the event and add to the donation of a books that will be delivered to Keep St Pete Lit
New and gently used young adult and kids books. Books that represent a wide variety of cultures are appreciated!
Keep St Pete Lit Book Bins will be available for drop off at Daddy Kool Records Starting November 26th till December 19th and at the event at the Hideaway Cafe on December 10th.
About The Film
Jingle Bell Rocks!
Mitchell Kezin, Director/Writer/Producer
Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage and revealing character study, Jingle Bell Rocks! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century.
With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, Jingle Bell Rocks! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you’ve never heard.
LISTEN UP FILM SERIES
Et Cultura St Pete (EtC StP) and Daddy Kool Records are partnering to create a monthly film series that promotes and encourages the independent spirit, explores the rich and raucous world of music, and celebrates art house films in St. Petersburg’s Original Listening Room, Hideaway Cafe.