Published Dec 16, 2015Montreal art rock project Maica Mia folded earlier this year, but the band's Maica Armata has hardly exited the music world. Instead, she's been tapped to score a drama about a movie theatre shooting titled Dark Night.
Set to screen at next year's Sundance Film Festival, the latest film from writer/director Tim Sutton (Memphis, Pavilion) presents the "tragically entwined" narratives of several characters, whose lives come together during "a mass shooting in a suburban multiplex." While not mentioned in the official Sundance synopsis, the film is no doubt referring to the tragic 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO, during the screening of the similarly titled Batman film Dark Knight.
It's added that the film is an observation of the "ever-present threat of violence in American life." And though details are slim, the listing for the film confirms that Armata composed the music for the film.
As previously reported, Sundance runs from January 21 to 31 in Park City, UT. You can learn more about the festival here.
Maica Mia's last release 2014's Des Era, which had founders Armata and Jonny Paradise joined by Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Mauro Pezzente on bass. The project undertook a spring farewell tour with Big Brave this year and played their final show on June 26 at a car wash in Calgary.