Let the spring season begin. It is an absolute honor to be opening our doors and kick off our new season April 28th 2011 with this special event:

Novelist and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, has joined forces with Chicago’s seminal independent record label, Drag City, to launch their new line of alternative audio books. His 1984 novel “Slow Fade”, is a portrait of a director descending into the dark side of the Hollywood film world, this audio release is narrated by singer songwriter, folk music legend, Will Oldham (Palace Brothers, Bonnie Prince Billy). Both Wurlitzer and Oldham will participate in this unique literary event.

The reading will be accompanied by guitar player Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and photographic projections by acclaimed photographer Lynn Davis. Connecticut based artist Elisa Ambrogio, of noise rock band Magik Markers, will open the evening with her own reading.We anticipate that this innovative evening will generate more programming of literary events at the Basilica.

Thursday April 28 2011
Basilica Hudson
110 Front street
Hudson NY 12534

Doors at 6pm

All Ages – Suggested $5 Donation

***The Celebration of Rudy continues throughout the weekend in NYC at Anthology Film Archives – for more info CLICK HERE

NY Press Article: “NO EASY ROAD: The unconventional films of Rudy Wurlitzer are undergoing a much-deserved rebirth,” By Craig Hubert.

Village Voice: “The Might Wurlitzer: Films From Another Hollywood” by Nick Pinkerton