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  • Wed

    The Thin Air Presents: Slint - Breadcrumb Trail Screening and Lance Bangs Q&A

    The Garrick Bar


    breadcrumb trail

    We're very happy to announce the Northern Irish premiere of Breadcrumb Trail, the eagerly-anticipated forthcoming documentary on enigmatic Louisville post-rock pioneers, Slint. As well as screening the documentary in full, we will also have a very special Q+A with its director, Lance Bangs, on the night. 

    Taking place upstairs in Belfast's The Garrick Bar on Thursday, March 27, the event will also be followed with a full vinyl playback of Spiderland and various Slint-related tracks until late. 

    Breadcrumb Trail is the feature length documentary about the band Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. Throughout the 1980s, a group of friends in Louisville, Kentucky grew up forming bands, breaking up, and reforming in different configurations. They were playing hardcore shows at ages 10-12, touring with Samhain as 14 year olds, recording for Homestead as Squirelbait at age 15, then formed Slint in their late teens and recorded the classic album Spiderland before they were 21. They broke up before the album’s release, giving no interviews and vanishing into their own shadows. Two decades passed as filmmaker Lance Bangs assembled unseen footage of the teenagers writing and arranging Spiderland as well as the first on camera interviews with the band members and their contemporaries trying to decipher what they had been through. 

    The documentary features, aside from Slint: Steve Albini, Ian Mackaye, David Grubbs, David Yow, James Murphy and archival material from Will Oldham. 

    Doors are at 8pm and admission is £8. As the room is quite small, capacity is limited to around 60 people, so we'll be working on a first come, first serve basis on the night. 

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