First Thursday Films @ the Capri presents the documentary film, The World Has No Eyedea, directed by Brandon Crowson, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Tickets are $5; purchase in advance at mspfilm.org or at the door the night of the show.
The film chronicles the life and death of underground hip-hop legend and multi-genre indie music artist, Micheal ‘Eyedea’ Larsen. Larsen was a freestyle battle rapping champion, a guitar player, a breakdancer, the lead singer in a punk band, a poet, philosopher and a supportive friend to many. He passed away on October 16, 2010.
DJ Ability, Larsen’s friend and musical partner, wrote in City Pages five years after Larsen died: “What did we lose? We lost a friend, a communicator, an artist. A person with a rare passion plus the talent to match. A thinker. A ridiculously witty and funny individual. A man with genuine empathy and caring for the human condition. A visionary and brilliant mind. We lost someone great.”
Come to this film to remember and honor Eyedea, or to be introduced to this fascinating artist.
The World Has No Eyedea played to a sold-out premiere audience at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival in April. Craig Rice, curator of First Thursday Films for the Film Society will lead the post-film discussion.
Note: The film 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets, originally scheduled for First Thursday Films on May 5, will be screened at a later date.
A full schedule of First Thursday Films is available at thecapritheater.org and mspfilm.org. For info contact Craig Rice at 612-685-9114 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Capri Director James Scott at 612-643-2024 or email@example.com.