The Surprise Tour Featuring The Best Thing Ever
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
$9 suggested donation + $5 additional for DVD
The debut screening of The Surprise Tour will be followed by a discussion with the band and filmmaker, a special look at deleted scenes from the film, and a special performance by the band. We’ll also be screening an unreleased short about The Best Thing Ever by Ben Safdie and Red Bucket Films.
The Best Thing Ever is an underground musical/comedy/performance art group known for holding free public performances in non-traditional venues. The Surprise Tour showcases the band’s second tour and follows them for three weeks across the country as they perform surprise concerts in unusual locations for unsuspecting audiences.
The Best Thing Ever, a band formed in 2003 by Jen Page, Alex Billig, Emily Brodsky and autistic singer/songwriter Noah Britton, have become renowned for performing uninvited at non-musical venues, starting with 2006′s The Bathroom Tour, which premiered on film at the Galapagos Gallery in 2007, and, most recently, 2010′s Animals Tour, where they performed for animals at venues including a zoo, an aquarium, and a dog shelter. The Surprise Tour documents The Best Thing Ever’s 2007 national tour, where they played exclusively at uninvited concerts in unusual venues, from Waffle Houses to The White House.