Open Roof kicks off its tenth anniversary season with the classic soul and R&B sounds of Yuka, followed by a screening of Jordan Peele’s thought-provoking and ‘soon to be a horror classic’ film, Us.
Limited tickets are available at the door, cash only, on a first come, first serve basis. Box office opens at 7:00 pm on the night of the event until tickets are sold out.
June 19 2019
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Us stars Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman haunted by a traumatic experience from her past. Wilson returns to her beachside childhood home with her husband and two children only to have her worst fears become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house in the middle of the night. Us, which Vox called “a thrilling, blood-curdling allegory about a self-destructing America,” is filled with a beautifully bizarre mix of pop culture references, dark humour and seat-jumping scares.
Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss
Running Time: 2hr 1 min
Yuka is a hard-hitting, dynamic instrumental funk band that has been packing dance floors across the GTA since the group’s inception in 2007. Yuka possesses a unique brand of energizing funk music taking direction from a wide variety of influences both classic (James Brown, The Meters) and modern (Soulive, Sharon Jones).
The sixpiece band plays hypnotic dance grooves underneath slick, lyrical horn lines that are accessible without being boring. This combination of elements whips crowds into a musical frenzy, and can lead to frequent chants of YU-KA YU-KA heard throughout the audience. With one EP and one full length album under their belts, look out for big things from Yuka as they continue with their quest to bring stellar instrumental music back to the forefront.