Arts in brief

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illScarlett to play backyard concert in student ghetto

Four Queen’s students will be holding a backyard concert tomorrow night.

Juno award-winning band illScarlett will be coming to Kingston this weekend just to play the gig for Queen’s students.

The four housemates are long-time fans of illScarlett and when the indie band played a gig at the Mansion in March, the students offered up their basement for the band to crash for the night.

The group of guys are music lovers and have had other bands stay in their house after a late night show at a club or bar.

illScarlett first got started playing living room and basement gigs, so they will be returning to their roots with this concert near campus.

The concert will be held in the student ghetto and admission is $10 to cover the cost of the sound equipment and other incidentals.

— Savoula Stylianou

Kingston film sets world record

Locally shot film 21 Brothers has put Kingston on the map for film. The WWI based movie has set the Guinness World Record for the longest single-shot film ever made.

The movie is based on the memories of the filmmakers and at 91 minutes, it beats out the previous record held by Russian-made film Russian Ark.

All the filmmakers are Kingston natives and they said they did not go into the filming process hoping to break a world record.

It was only when a member of the crew pointed it out that the people behind this war film found out they could make a name for themselves in the film industry as the creators of the longest single-shot film ever made.

In the film, main character Private Langdon lies about his age in order to participate in the battle of Courcelette and perform his national duty.

Since the film was completed in 2011, it was shown in the Screening Room last year and it will now be released nationally this month.

— Savoula Stylianou

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