John Whitmore’s (John McGlothlin) world is turned upside down when he wakes one morning to find that his wife, Anne (Juliana Harkavy – Dolphin Tale, The Walking Dead, Graceland), has been kidnapped. A mysterious recording left in her place demands that John contact a man named David (Ford D’Aprix), who is to escort Whitmore to a cabin deep within the woods. The voice assures John that if he follows the plan exactly, he will be reunited with Anne in exchange for his life savings.
Pre-Screening Live Music from LOTT 6:30-7:00pm
LOTT is the solo project of Minneapolis musician, Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows). Classical Experimental Violin. The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi and Owen Pallet.
LOTT was awarded “Best Acoustic Performer” in City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015. “…With a looping pedal hooked up to her instrument, Ottman layers intricate melodies that combine classical beauty with an adventurous ear for contemporary experimentation not unlike Andrew Bird. Her voice, loaded with attitude and a penchant for flowing leaps, sweetens the deal…”
- Michael Maney