Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 At 04:00 AM
Repeat Event: Every Day
Psychedelic rock band the Flaming Lips present CHRISTMAS ON MARS: A Fantastical Film Freakout Featuring the Flaming Lips, a glorious science fiction film that marks the directorial debut of the Lips'visionary frontman Wayne Coyne. Seven years in the making, CHRISTMAS ON MARS features original music by the Flaming Lips with acting performances by all band members, and many others from their Oklahoma City-based team. Comedian Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and actor Adam Goldberg (Dazed and Confused, Two Days in Paris) also appear.It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips' Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips' Michael Ivins) fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing (Coyne) arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.Christmas on Mars screens at the Kraine Theater of the KGB Complex at 85 East Fourth Street.
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