We’ve partnered our buddies at Noise Pop to offer you tickets to see Orson Welles’ Too much Johnson with Live Soundtrack by William Tyler on Tuesday, February 20th at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
The rediscovered footage for the Mercury Theatre’s production of Too Much Johnson makes for fascinating but challenging viewing. Never finished and long presumed lost, the film survives as 10 reels of an abandoned, partially edited 35mm nitrate work print created in the summer of 1938 by the 23-year-old Orson Welles. The footage was more fully edited by Welles in its opening reel—the first seven minutes here—but most is a rough assemblage, and all of it lacks the inter-titles he planned to write.
William Tyler is a Nashville guitarist and composer. He spent years touring with Nashville groups like Lambchop and Silver Jews before breaking away to focus on his own version of instrumental guitar music.
How to win: Fill out the form below for a chance to win a pair of tickets and to receive weekly updates about Bay Area art and culture.
From all entries we’ll randomly select two winners for a pair of tickets ($40 value). Deadline to enter is Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be announced that same day, and tickets will be held at Will Call. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter. Limit one entry per person.
Orson Welles’ Too much Johnson w/ Live Soundtrack by William Tyler
Tuesday, February 20th
Show starts at 7pm