Film: Electroma

Friday, March 14

I once described Daft Punk's sound as what you'd hear if the human race went extinct and the only survivors left to create music were robots — albeit robots with a great sense of rhythm and a tendency toward the dramatic. While Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo may take on robotic personae in their trademark future suits and LED-effected helmets, the French electronic music duo are still human. Their new movie, Electroma, might lead you to believe otherwise. The dialogue-free sci-fi feature is not specifically about Daft Punk, but it is about two suited, helmeted robots that are on a quest to become human. The film had its international premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, and while reviews were generally mixed, everyone seemed to agree that the soundtrack (with nary a tune by Daft Punk), innovative filming techniques and impressive visuals made the 70 minutes worthwhile. In anticipation of Electroma's DVD release this July on Vice Records, the film is screened at Czar before the club's Friday night Pulp Party. Fri., March 14, 8:30 p.m., 1420 Seventh Ave., Ybor City, $5 (includes popcorn), 813-247-2664,

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