News & Events

Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan


February 4, 2020

Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan

Special Event: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00pm / Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, and Mystery Train) and multi-instrumentalist Carter Logan perform together as SQÜRL, a self-described “enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums and distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped and screwed hip-hop." Logan works with Jarmusch as a producer and composer with credits including The Dead Don’t Die, Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson, and Broken Flowers.

For this Speaker Series event, they will perform a live score to silent films by Dadaist and Surrealist artist Man Ray in addition to new sonic projects. Using loops, analogue synthesizers, and effected guitars, the duo create a semi-improvised ambient score for four of Man Ray's dreamlike films. Of the project, Jarmusch says: “Man Ray's films are very kinetic in the way they move. It's like a kind of dream logic. Man Ray loves little details of daily life as the Surrealists did. He likes these strange things. A starfish in a jar. Or a scattering of a tailor's pins” (Metro Times).

Supported by the University of Michigan Library, the Department of Film, Television, and Media, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.