For our first episode of the 2012 Room 205 season, seer/director Michael Reich, wizard/editor Forrest Borie, and white witch/set designer Tamarra Younis tapped their deepest inner goth vibes to film doom folk artist Chelsea Wolfe.
California native Chelsea Wolfe has always embodied both the darkness and the light. Yet though her music is a raw strain of electric folk tinted by black metal and deep blues, it never wallows in despair. Instead, it wraps itself like a thick cloak around the human experience, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. It makes sense then that her influences run from Nick Cave and Selda Bagcan, to directors as varied as Ingmar Bergman and John Waters, with nods to the dramatic flair of Antony Hegarty and Patti Smith.
To enjoy this truly spellbinding performance of “Movie Screen,” we suggest you turn down the lights, don headphones, relax and get yourself into a gloomy Portishead-meets-Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein state of mind.