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Boxhead Ensemble performs live score to motion-picture project, “HERE.”

Boxhead Ensemble performs live score to motion-picture project, “HERE.” (photo)

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“HERE” is a feature film by director Braden King, starring Ben Foster (“The Messenger,” and the bad ass in the tough, double-buttoned leather jacket in “3:10 to Yuma”), and Lubna Azabal (“Paradise Now,” “Body of Lies”). A road movie and landscape romance about an “American satellite-mapping engineer and an Armenian photographer who impulsively decide to travel together into uncharted territory.”

[Monastary in Armenia. Location still from “HERE.”]

The film was scored by composer Michael Krassner and the Boxhead Ensemble, featuring the likes of Califone’s Tim Rutili and Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power). What’s more, the group will be performing live for a project called HERE [The Story Sleeps] at MoMA. It’s a one night only performance of live music, and projection – a kind of living echo of the feature film. Or as director Braden King described, “an abstract re-mix of the film AND the experience of making it. Multiple screens, and custom software that allows the music to affect the imagery.” From what I’ve already seen and heard, it promises to be real dreamy!

The MoMa performance is Friday, April 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m, if you are in NY. Check it out here.

But wait! There’s a third piece to this Armenian puzzle. “Postcards from HERE” is a documentary series by Ava Berkofsky that further explores the landscapes, the people of Armenia and the making of “HERE.” Have a look, I found it to be truly compelling, and beautifully shot.

The Boxhead Ensemble’s rotating lineup has included Will Oldham, Guillermo Gregorio, David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol), Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth), Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Tim Rutili (Califone), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), Ken Vandermark, Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power) and many others.

More on the Boxhead Ensemble.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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