LINCOLN GOES POP ON THE MOVIE SCREEN
Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 2009 - Lincolnsync, a splendid mash-up of the life of “Abraham Lincoln,” the 1930 film (public domain) by D.W. Griffith, and a just-finished experimental pop soundtrack by JoKr, brings the presidential icon into the 21st century.
Jokr (jokrcode.com) has culled visuals from the historic black and white film and mixed them over both traditional and modern original digital audio recordings that pay tribute to the beloved 16th president with a twist of 70’s funk and primitive blues. Surreal and sometimes psychedelic, the stream-of-unconscious 30-minute movie features 7 songs while telling the story of the fallen president as he lay dying the night of April 14, 1865. The effect of film characters moving and speaking within the soundtrack is moving and capitivating.
In celebration of what would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, JoKr will release their first video single from the “valbum” – The Abolitionist March (Abraham Africanus) – on YouTube as well as on their own website (jokrcode.com). The release will quickly be followed with the release of “Anne R. Waltz” an ode to Lincoln’s tragic first (and only?) true love on February 14 to commerate Valentine’s day. The third and final public release of video will be Dark Séance Polka, which tells the story of Civil War solder John Thornton, who was sentenced to hang for desertion, but then pardoned by President Lincoln.
A series of live theatrical presentations are planned and will be announced via the jokrcode.com website as they are scheduled.
The Lincolnsync DVD/CD dual package is available from CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and from www.jokrcode.com. Soundtrack songs also available on iTunes.