Olivia Wyatt's "Sailing A Sinking Sea" will be screening for the first time in Chicago on August 25th at The Den Theater! And if that's not enough to make you jump out of your seats and grab tickets immediately than this surely will--Bitchin Bajas will be performing the entirety of the score LIVE as the film is rolling. See, "Sailing A Sinking Sea", Olivia Wyatt's feature-length documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand, was scored by Bitchin Bajas! We released the DVD+LP back in May and the ship keeps sailing on!
"Sailing A Sinking Sea" is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are a seafaring community and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system revolves around water. "Sailing A Sinking Sea" weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices. As a viewer you will swim under the sea past fishes and mermaids, sail boats across turquoise waters, land on 13 different islands, step inside sea shanties on stilts, delve into the minds of shamans, become possessed through the worship of sea gods, dance between lovers and emerge drenched in Moken mythology.
For the first time ever, Bitchin Bajas will be performing a live score to the film. Bitchin Bajas create meditative textured compositions, blending acoustic and electronic instruments over rhythmic pulses and drones.
"Sailing A Sinking Sea" premiered at SXSW last year and went on to play Hot Docs, BFI London, Margaret Mead and recently won the Audience Choice Award at the Singapore International Film Festival. This is the first time the film will be screened in Chicago!
Buying tickets online is the only way to guarantee entry, so act fast and grab them now!
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
START TIME: 7:30