friday i'm in love
FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE IS A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LEGENDARY NUMBERS NIGHTCLUB IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.
Friday I'm in Love started two years ago with the desire to extensively document the history of Numbers Nightclub. I approached this project as a beloved fan of Numbers, with a genuine curiosity and respect for that which came before me.
Here are some questions that guide this documentary:
In what ways did Numbers impact music, community and culture?
Who are the people that have contributed to the identity of the club and what is their legacy?
What are those specific stories and experiences that make Numbers the unique place it is?
With a lot of love and the help of a dedicated crew, we have started to answer these questions and many more by conducting interviews, doing endless amounts of research and gathering archival pictures/media.
Friday I'm In Love crosses generations to explore the extraordinary history of Numbers Nightclub, a counter-cultural landmark in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. The club was originally sanctioned as a dinner theater in 1975 and reinvented later as a gay disco opening as Numbers in 1978.
Numbers eventually progressed into the '80s as an all encompassing music venue and dance club, becoming a meeting place of various sub-cultures and genres. Throughout the '80s and '90s, Numbers became increasingly known as a home for live alternative music with talent spanning from local bands to national and international touring acts.
From new wave to industrial, from the obscure to the iconic, Numbers is responsible for exposing generations of people to an array of music. The eclectic soundtrack of Numbers continues to attract an equally eclectic audience who gather weekly to dance and celebrate under a “come as you are” attitude. Friday I'm In Love will uncover the history of the building while telling a story of survival, community and unmatched authenticity.
Told through the voices of those who have helped envision Numbers in its many chapters, as well as the many who continue to cultivate and expand its legacy; this love letter of a documentary will pay tribute to nearly 40 years of people, music and memories.