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Kumiko at Real Art Ways Ticket Give-Away


The award-winning soundtrack was scored by The Octopus Project, and stars Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady who leaves behind her mundane life in Tokyo in search of a hidden treasure in the frozen wilds of America.

KUMIKO opens on April 3rd at Real Art Ways.
Come to the shop for a chance at a pair of tickets! [Details in the store (It’s simple!). ]

Real Art Way Movie Ticket Give-Aways

Hey! Ready for a contest? We are giving away movie tickets from Real Art Ways! Real Arts Ways is contemporary arts organization out of Hartford. They’ve been supporting local arts since 1975 and since 1996 have been running their own theater screening movies. We have 2 rounds of movie ticket give-aways right now:

#1 The Harder They Come

The first pair (2) tickets will be for “The Harder They Come“!  All you have to do is be the first person to come into the store and ask for Jimmy Cliff. [Editor’s note: keep an eye on our updates for this soundtrack because it is all killer no filler. Not in stock now, but it comes in from time to time.]

#2 This Is Spinal Tap

The second pair (2) of tickets will be for a screening of Rob Reiner’s classic “This is Spinal Tap“! To win these tickets just be the first one to ask anyone at the front to turn it up to 11! [Editor’s Note: Yo! This has a fun/ny soundtrack too! See prior editor’s note.]

Screening time and more information on Real Arts Way can be found at



Hi!  My name is Ross and in the coming months I will be contributing some blog posts and other assorted content for Redscroll.  

My first order of business is to tell you about a last minute giveaway the shop is doing to help promote NY-based Variance Films new documentary, entitled “Sound City”, directed by none other than rock master general Dave Grohl.  Up for grabs are two (2) pairs of tickets to see the film at Real Art Ways in beautiful Hartford, CT this Thursday, January 31st.  One pair for a showing at 7:00 PM, and the other for 9:30 PM.  

All you have to do is be the first person to respond/retweet/reblog/comment on this here entry, and a fresh pair of tix will be yours!  

Here is the official trailer for the film:

And here is a list of reasons I personally think you should be interested in seeing this film:

1.  Dave Grohl rocks.  You might not personally be a fan of his work, but it’s pretty indisputable the dude can rock.  

2.  Sound City Studio’s, located in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, CA, is where they recorded Nevermind.  You know that song “Breed”?  That track is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!

3.  Neil Young recorded After The Gold Rush at Sound City.  Neil rules, duh!

4.  I know there’s like ton’s of other people as obsessed with Fleetwood Mac as my little cousin.  Well, the Mac laid down BOTH their Self-Titled and Rumours LP’s at Sound City, not to mention the Buckingham Nicks jammer.      

5.  Tom Petty is a hard rocking mofo.  Dude recorded ton’s of devastating LP’s up in this joint (to me that’s like every LP he’s ever done).  Peep this melancholic yet fist-pumpable track featuring your girl Stevie Nicks from his 2nd LP recorded at Sound City.

6.  I could go on, and on, and on, and on, but just read through this studio discography!!!!  I’m sure there is something recorded at Sound City you have probably ripped at max volume at least once in your life.  

7.  As you can gather from the official trailer, the film is basically a bunch of famous rockers (some with more inflated egos then others), shootin’ the breeze about this very special place, and particularly the analog equipment and mindset that Sound City stood for.  Though I by no means decry the advent of digital recording technology, the film brings up important ideas regarding ethics in sound recording, and is a testament to the art of analog methods.  

Intrigued?  Then get sharing!  The screening on Thursday is part of a special nationwide one-night-only event (the film has previously only been shown at that famous celeb film fest held last week).  If you win a pair of the tickets, it is crucial that you note the specific time (either 7 PM or 9:30 PM) on your free pass, and get to Real Art Ways half an hour before the show time to claim your seats.  Says our connect at Variance – It looks like these screenings are going to sell out and we can’t guarantee choice seats for the winners or that the theater will keep seats vacant once the show is starting.”  But hey, you’ll be saving between $9-20, so play by their rules, umkay?  

In case you don’t win any tickets, you should still go check out this film at Real Art Ways at either listed time, or if you are closer to the New Haven area, head to Criterion Cinemas where they will be doing a 7:30 PM showing.

That’s all folks, thanks for reading, and ’till next time…