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Motion City Soundtrack to present their documentary “I Am the Movie: The Movie” at Bedlam Lowertown

Motion City Soundtrack. Photo by Joe Lemke, courtesy Sound Unseen.

There will be a sneak peek at the new Motion City Soundtrack documentary, entitled I Am the Movie: The Movie, at Bedlam Lowertown on Sept. 15. The screening will take place at 8 p.m., and will be followed by a Q&A with the members of Motion City Soundtrack.

I Am the Movie: The Movie, directed by Melissa Kraemer, documents the recording of Motion City Soundtrack’s debut album I Am the Movie, which was released in 2003. The doc compiles footage of the band on tour and on the sets of music videos, along with live performances.

Since I Am the Movie, Motion City Soundtrack have released four more albums, survived riding the mid-2000s emo pop wave into a pair of Top 20 albums (2005’s Commit this to Memory and 2007’s Even if it Kills Me), and made the punk-pop community a safer place for the Moog synthesizer.

The event is a special presentation by Sound Unseen, the organizers of the local “films-on-music” festival of the same name that began in 1999 and has since grown to encompass year-round presentations and events. Bedlam Lowertown, the space hosting the preview, is the new performance space of Bedlam Theatre.

Tickets to the screening are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Austin Gerth is a member of the class of 2016 at Concordia College. He also writes for Concordia’s student blog, The COBBlog; and Concordia’s student newspaper, The Concordian.