Carnival Featuring Q&A with Henry Owings, hosted by Brian Teasley (Man…or Astro-Man?)

Jim Herbert

By the time Jim Herbert’s Carnival was ready to show to unsuspecting audiences in Athens and Atlanta in March and April of 1983, Limbo District was a band was on the brink — broken hearts, heroin, deportation. Shortly after that screening, Limbo District was no more. As time would prove, mystery and intrigue surrounded the band. After recently writing, designing and self-publishing two books of Georgia-centric music ephemera in less than a year (Plus One Athens and Atlanta, repsectively), noted Chunklet “Janitor of the Year” (for 27 years running) and life-long music fan, Henry Owings decided to do something about the glaring mystery of Limbo District. As one of the producers on the famed Athens band Pylon's box set on New West Records, Henry felt confident that if anybody could conjure the spectre of Limbo Distict, it would be him. And well, here we are. Forty years to the month that Carnival was screened, and Birmingham gets to witness a cinematic miracle. This special screening will be a night celebrating Jim’s masterpiece film. The original 16mm master tapes were spotlessly digitized by UGA Special Collections. The audio, originally recorded by Mitch Easter at his soon-to-be-famous Drive-In studio in Winston-Salem, has been remixed by David Barbe and mastered by Jason Nesmith at Chase Park Transduction. In addition to the remastered Carnival, an additional four reels of Herbert material from that day will be shown along with uncovered additional studio recordings that Limbo District made between 1981 and 1982. And as if that wasn’t enough, there will be a Q&A with Henry Owings hosted by Brian Teasley from Saturn/Man…or Astro-Man? about the film, the band and that particular day.

Credits

Director(s):

Jim Herbert