Education of Shelby Knox
happens when official policy meets objective reality? If
you’re talking about contemporary U.S. foreign policy, the
answer is “nothing.” If, however, you’re talking about sex
education—or the lack thereof—in one high school in Lubbock,
Texas, and one incredibly forthright teenager, the answer
Shelby Knox (pictured, with her parents) is the teenager,
an evangelical Christian who, though resolutely celibate
herself, slowly comes to realize that real sex education,
not simply abstinence lectures, is what her fellow teens
need. After all, Lubbock has teen pregnancy and sexually-transmitted-disease
rates well above the national average. Knox’s transformation,
however, causes tension with her co-religionists and within
Education, as the snake in the Garden of Eden would tell
you, has its costs.
Education of Shelby Knox will screened Sunday (Oct.
9) at 5 PM at Time & Space Limited (434 Columbia St.,
Hudson). Admission is free. There will be a post-screening
discussion with the Rev. Leif Erickson, the Rev. Arvin Sharp
and activist Joetta Moore. (Which brings up a point: Shouldn’t
activists be able to register somewhere for an official
title? Maybe something like “Actv.”? Discuss.) For more
information about the film and the event, call 822-8448.
judge a book by its cover: Despite Jerseyband’s being fronted
by four horn players, they’re more metal than you’ll ever
be. (That wasn’t a pun.) Neither an average jazz group,
nor a run-of-the-mill metal outfit, the seven-piece Jerseyband
have stumbled onto a style all their own—they call it “lungcore.”
With all our combined editorial experience here at Metroland,
we would be hard-pressed to come up with a more accurate
description. Imagine a head-on collision of the tour buses
carrying Dillinger Escape Plan and the Count Basie Orchestra.
That sound—the skronk and squeal made at the instant when
metal intertwines with metal—is the essence of the Jerseyband
experience, a melange of detuned electric guitars, crashing
drums, and a seemingly traditional jazz-ensemble frontline.
It’s totally rad, and totally loud. Bring earplugs. You’ll
thank us later.
Jerseyband will return to the Albany area for the first
time in quite a while for a show this Saturday (Oct. 8)
at Red Square (388 Broadway, Albany). The long-dormant Bone
Oil will open, and Paper Legs will perform ambient music
before the show and between sets. Tickets for the 8 PM performance
are $8. For more information, call the club at 432-8584.
tomorrow (Friday), Capital Repertory Theatre presents Syncopation,
a story of a love across cultures, set in 1911 Manhattan.
Shy Anna Bianchi has dreams beyond the life laid out for
her by her traditional Italian family, a life hinged on
an arranged marriage to a wealthy but “inflexible” suitor.
Henry, a Jewish meat packer, dreams of becoming a successful
ballroom dancer. When Anna responds to Henry’s ad for a
dance partner, worlds collide. Will these two be able realize
their dreams? Well, will they?
plays at Capital Repertory Theatre (111 N. Broadway,
Albany) beginning tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 7) and running
through Oct. 30. For tickets or more information, call 445-7469.