Hunter S. Thompson once deemed the Kentucky Derby decadent and depraved, but this Derby party looks quite lovely: Wythe Cinema, the screening room at the Wythe Hotel, is showing Breadcrumb Trail, a new documentary that demystifies Louisville’s own Slint.
The cult band has reunited 22 years after the release of its second and last album, Spiderland (a deluxe box set was just released) and will be in town for shows at Bowery Ballroom (May 4), The Wick (May 5), and Music Hall of Williamsburg (May 6). Wythe, meanwhile, has snagged members Brian McMahan, David Pajo, and Britt Walford for Q&A after the screening on May 3.
Not only that but, since it’s Derby Day and the band hails from Kentucky, Reynard’s chef Sean Rembold (a Louisville native himself) will be serving pimento cheese sandwiches, cucumber benedictine, mini hot browns, pulled pork sliders, and bourbon chocolate pecan pie before the 7:30 p.m. screening. The cost of the grub is included in the $18 admission.
All of this sounds awesome. But will they be serving Slint Juleps?
Correction: The original version of this post misstated the date of the event. It’s May 3.