By Emily Nokes
The concept of Prom Queen (aka Celene “Leeni” Ramadan and her band) is more than simply songs, it’s a larger-than-life throwback of lavish camp and swoopy eyeliner. With ingredients like spaghetti-western surf scores, sweet retro pop, and Nancy Sinatra’s clear-voiced sultry heartache (and boots)—all perfectly arranged against a backdrop of swanky 1960s exotica—Prom Queen’s self-described “cinematic ’60s rock” with make you want to down a couple purple martinis and bust out the hula-hoop. Or crash your neighbor’s poolside barbecue while dressed in a velvet bikini. Or both!
Prom Queen will be live-scoring film clips from Something Weird's oddity archive at this SIFF event sponsored by Puget Soundtrack.