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KFAI: Little City in Space at 7 and 9 PM

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10 – $12

Sound Unseen celebrates the 40th anniversary of KFAI with a rare screening of documentary (1983)  Little City In Space,
a look at the radio station circa 1984 by director Miroslav Janek.

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018  Times: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema  
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door

In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Unitarian church in South Minneapolis. Operating at a humble 14-watts, KFAI hosted a motley crew of characters pumping out blues, progressive rock, foreign language programming and absurdist radio theater to anyone who could pick up the signal.

The result of a year’s worth of footage, Miroslav Janek’s Little City In Space documents the early days of KFAI radio, which celebrates its 40th year on-air this year (2018). The film highlights some of the station’s disparate volunteer DJs, including Chicago bluesman Lazy Bill Lucas, accordion player/barber Helge Lamo, and Minneapolis mainstay Willie Murphy.

1984 | 60 min. | USA / Czech Republic | Director: Miroslav Janek

In case you are not familiar with his work. You might know him as a director of Citizen Havel (2008)
  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd StreetMinneapolis, MN, 55406United States (map)


July 11
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10 – $12


Trylon Cinema
2820 East 33rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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