Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, showing today at the Russian Cultural Center, documents the inventors life and work, including how he escaped from Russia, went to New York, became world-famous, married a beautiful American dancer and lived a high-society life in the 1930s. Then he was supposedly kidnapped by the KGB and forced to work on electronic spy gizmos for Stalin. Fifty years later he returned to America; by then, rock music icons like the Beach Boys, the Beatles and the Stones had discovered the theremin and incorporated its sound into their own work. Directed by Steven M. Martin, the film won the Sundance Filmmakers Trophy in 1994. 7:30 p.m. 2337 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-395-3301 or visit www.ourtexas.org. $5 to $7.
Fri., May 30, 7:30 p.m., 2008