"Decoder" is a Forgotten Star-Studded Indie Thriller About Sonic TerrorismBy Katie Bennett
[Eds. note: I reposted this from the original Motherboard article because I programmed this film for Spectacle. I programmed this film for Spectacle because I think it kicks ass. There! Total transparency! Love, @b_shap.]
You may not know DECODER, an oddly forgotten 1984 West German No-Wave film collectively made by four people (Trini Timpop, Muscha, and two friends). But you probably know some of its all-star cast (William Burroughs, Bill Rice, Genesis P-Orridge), or the bands that compose its stellar post-punk soundtrack (Soft Cell, Psychic TV, Einstürzende Neubauten, and The The). The film, which is getting a rare screening at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater this Sunday, should sound like familiar ground to modern-day misanthropes: it’s a political thriller about a man who gets fed up with the constant sound of muzak in a hamburger restaurant and decides to fight back with harsh noise music.
You can read the rest of this post over at Motherboard.
Decoder opens on Sunday, July 15, and continues on July 27 and July 31. All screenings are at 10PM. Spectacle Theater is located at 124 South 3rd Street, in Brooklyn, NY. For more information about the series and the screening, click right here.
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