Detroit Film Theatre

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Friday, May 25, 2012

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

Friday Night Live & Detroit Film Theatre Friction: Moon Pool and Dead Band in concert & The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye onscreen.

In celebration of the Movement Electronic Music Festival, Friday Night Live and Detroit Film Theatre will present a special double-bill program in the auditorium. 

Moon Pool and Dead Band 7:00 pm only
Moon Pool and Dead Band is a Detroit electronic duo featuring David Shettler and Nate Young. Their syncopated electronic sound is created live, without overdubs on analog synthesizers and various percussion instruments creating a unique brand of Detroit Techno.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
(US-2011-directed by Marie Losier) 9:30 pm only
In the early nineties, the industrial-rock pioneer Genesis P-Orridge, of the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, came to New York where he met and married a young dominatrix who called herself Lady Jaye. Their romantic and artistic partnership is depicted—tenderly, unstintingly, and in surprisingly intimate detail—in the documentary The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. The couple played music together, but their key project—which they named “Pandrogeny”—involved surgery that made them resemble each other. This dual portrait, using home movies, archival footage, plenty of the bands’ music, and extensive interviews with P-Orridge (Lady Jaye died in 2007), brings some amazing stories to light, such as the older artist’s public art scandals of the mid-seventies and his crucial association with William Burroughs.

Admission includes both the live performance and film screening.