Music and film fans will get a rare opportunity to see some time travel at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, N.Y., on Sunday, June 1, when The Feelies take the stage.
The band is booked at the celebrated film center as part of “Something Wild: The Films of Jonathan Demme,” a festival that runs through June 11 to celebrate the director (and longtime Feelies fan) of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense,” “Storefront Hitchcock,” “Rachel Getting Married,” “Philadelphia,” and many, many more.
The Feelies are taking the stage after a screening of Demme’s dark 1986 romcom (did that conflation even exist back then?) “Something Wild.” The truly wacky movie about two good-hearted, but not exactly honest, people (Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels) searching for truth and love, features The Feelies (playing The Willies in the movie), along with a superbly curated soundtrack of pop songs from the era.
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll see and hear if you attend — a touch of “Crazy Rhythms” followed by Dave Weckerman’s vocals on a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame,” capped by a snippet of “Loveless Love”:
The Feelies lineup you’ll see onstage after the screening is the same as in the movie — although the hairstyles have changed a bit.
Stay tuned to Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? next week for a really cool interview with some key people involved in this project.
In the meantime, get your tickets now.
Tickets are $30 for nonmembers, and are available online here. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, followed by The Feelies playing live, at the Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, N.Y. You can find directions and parking information here.