Wavelength Halloween Party with Corpusse — Film Screening + Performance!!!
Saturday October 29th, 2011
Before the ghouls come out on Halloween... before the witches cast their
spells on Devil’s Night, there is the one forgotten night of the strange and macabre, the night of...
Documentary film screening and live performance followed by a DJ dance party with:
Invisible City Sound System (spooky disco, horror boogie, haunted house)
Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Ave.
10pm - 19+
Very limited capacity
$15 advance tickets @ Rotate This & Soundscapes
Wavelength is possessed with evil glee to present the Toronto premiere of Surrender to the Passion, an hour-long documentary on Canadian electro shock rock sensation, Corpusse, made by Montreal filmmaker Malcolm Fraser a.k.a. The World Provider. The 10pm screening followed by a rare live performance by the man and the myth himself! Once a regular at Wavelength’s Halloween shows at Sneaky Dee’s, Corpusse defies description… he must be seen, heard and felt to be believed. Stick around for spooky disco, horror boogie and haunted house jams by the DJs at Invisible City Sound System.
Corpusse: Surrender to the Passion
A film by Malcolm Fraser
(2010, 59 minutes, HD)
Corpusse is a Montreal-born musician, performance artist and painter who has been pursuing his singular vision for over 20 years. His work defies categorization — Rue Morgue magazine called "gothic shock opera," Montreal cultural archivist Louis Rastelli describes it as “a cross between spoken word and pro wrestling,” and the Montreal Mirror once stated: "If you think you've heard it all, you haven't heard Corpusse."
About the film
Corpusse: Surrender to the Passion is a documentary about Corpusse, his life, art and philosophy; an occasionally shocking and unexpectedly touching portrait. With footage of Corpusse’s riveting live shows and interviews with collaborators, friends, fans and the secretive Corpusse himself, the film tells the story of one of Canada’s most unique and under-appreciated artists.
About the filmmaker
Malcolm Fraser is a writer, filmmaker and musician based in Montreal. He is currently employed as a film critic and editor at the Montreal Mirror, a weekly newspaper, and is also known as a musical entertainer under the name The World Provider. Corpusse: Surrender to the Passion is his second long-form documentary, after Everything’s Coming My Way (2005) a portrait of outsider musician Gordon Thomas made in collaboration with Stacey DeWolfe.