Brian Lindstrom's upcoming film Alien Boy examines the death of James Chasse, the Portland man who died under sketchy circumstances in police custody in 2006. True, Mercury news writer Matt Davis is one of the writers of the film—but we'd be recommending tonight's benefit for Alien Boy even if Matt wasn't involved, seeing as how there'll be great music from Calvin Johnson, Ah Holly Fam'ly, and Tender Forever. EH
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