Alienating An Audience

Occasionally life imitates art, though more often than not art does the imitating. What's more, it tends to imitate itself, leaving the doldrums of real life out of the loop entirely. Frankly, it's better that way.

Case in point: For several years Future Folk has been performing as an "Alien-Bluegrass" duo in the Brooklyn area, garnering a devout following with sing-alongs about spaceworms and canines from the planet Beta-2. Under the guise of aliens who have come from Hondo, a planet devoid of music, banjoist Nils d'Aulaire and guitarist Jay Klaitz's harebrained tale has gained enough momentum to spawn the movie, The History Of Future Folk, which delves further into a story far too creative to have been borne from anything other than its own absurdity.

The first ever "alien folk duo sci-fi action romance comedy movie" is showing at Tempe's Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 South Mill Avenue, at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, August 1. Tickets are $6.50 to $9. Call 480-446-7272 or visit for details.

July 26-27, 10:20 p.m., 2013