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Friday, June 14
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Omar And Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird

Director

Nicolas Jack Davies

Executive Producers

Sam Bridger, Alice Rhodes

Producer

Johann Scheerer

Editors

Gary Forrester, David Atkinson

Cinematographer

Joe Simon

Get an all-access pass into the masterminds behind Grammy award-winning band The Mars Volta: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Whittled down from hundreds of hours of footage shot by Omar throughout their lives, the film shows the iconic duo’s journey from the hardcore scene in El Paso, Texas, to rock and roll acclaim; from growing up as minorities to their rise to success; from struggles with loss, addiction, and Scientology to their blazing come-back. It is a uniquely personal chronicle of the life-long friendship between two era-defining artists. The film depicts love, death, and inspiration – with a soundtrack defining a generation.

Post Screening Discussion with filmmaker Nicolas Jack Davies moderated by Alan Zilberman, film and theater critic for the Washington City Paper.

Director, Omar And Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird

Nicolas Jack Davies is a Grammy-nominated and highly awarded storyteller with a reputation for cinematic, innovative and emotive work, noted for both his formal inventiveness and emphasis on the humanity of his subjects, particularly their capacity to tell their own stories in their own way. His films include Look Back Don’t Stare: A Story About Progress (2010), The Road to Red Rocks (2014), Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records (2018), and Gorillaz: Song Machine Live Kong (2022).