On Morricone Youth yesterday, Sunday May 20th, host Devon E. Levins welcomed John Woods, Cinema Director of Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg to curate the show. Many may recognize John as the co-founder of Williamsburg's Reel Life Video back in 1997...or as the lead singer of New York hardcore band Hell No (1991-1999)...or as the editor of hardcore fanzine Hot Poop (1990-1993)...or as the documentarian of Stay High 149...but he also currently wears the hat of Cinema Director at Nitehawk Cinema as well as that of an ardent soundtrack collector. We think he knows a thing or two about film and film music.
For those not in the know, Nitehawk Cinema is a unique triplex movie theater located at 136 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, BK featuring first run films with individual table-side food and beverage service inside each of their three theaters in addition to having a separate bar and cafe for those waiting to see a film. The menu, designed by Saul Bolton, owner of Saul in Boerum Hill and The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, includes a selection of made-over classic film-watching snacks, as well as full entrees, desserts, specialty popcorn, cocktails, beer and wine. Programming also includes monthly "Live Music & Moving Pictures" and "Midnight Music Movie" series of silent films and midnight movies, respectively, both scored by live musicians and bands, Q&A screenings with directors and actors, Raspberry Brothers comedy/sing-a-longs to classic bad movies, and children-friendly weekend brunch screenings. Nighthawk was recently announced as one of the curators for the upcoming Northside Film Festival this summer.
John Woods will be spun and discussed his favorite soundtrack vinyl for the entire action-packed two hour installment of Morricone Youth. Listen HERE!