Thursday March 19th

The Strongest Man

w/short film: Greenland

Welder Center 3/19/2015 7:00 PM

The Strongest Man

Directed By: Kenny Riches

Synopsis: The Strongest Man is a Miami-centric comedy about an anxiety-ridden Cuban man, who fancies himself the strongest man in the world. In a quest to recover his most beloved possession, a stolen bicycle, he finds and loses so much more.

 

Greenland 

Directed By: Oren Garner

Synopsis: Oren (27) comes to his parents' house to pack his belongings before moving with his girlfriend to their new apartment, the family dynamics reveal themselves, and exposes Oren's place- between child and adult, between intimacy and alienation. 

Monument to Michael Jackson

w/ short film: Anfinn

Welder Center 3/19/2015 9:00 PM

Monument to Michael Jackson

Directed By: Darko Lungulov

Synopsis: A local barber in a small Serbian village comes up with an idea to erect a monument to Michael Jackson to attract tourists from around the world. Some locals like the idea others do not. And then we take a special Balkan ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anfinn

Directed By: Elizabeth Spear

Synopsis: A young man journeys across Norway to scatter his loved one's ashes.  Along the way he meets a mysterious stranger that helps him say goodbye.

Creepy Shorts

w/ The Heat, Mark of Satan, Pervert and Entropya

Welder Center 3/19/2015 11:00 PM

The Heat

Directed By: Bartosz Kruhlik 

Synopsis: THE HEAT - 1. Coal or wood afire to redness, 2. High air temperature, 3. Vehemence of feelings.

 

Mark of Satan

Directed By: Brandon Nease

Synopsis: Based on the short story by Joyce Carol Oates. Thelma, a door-to-door evangelist and her young daughter Magdalena show up on the doorstop of Harvey, a recent parolee staying at his sister's house. Harvey appears interested and attentive, but as more and more is revealed about his past, it becomes clear that they may have knocked on the wrong door...

Pervert

Directed By: Michael Roberson

Synopsis: A lonely innkeeper lets his predatory streak bloom when an unaccompanied young lady shows up looking for a room for the night.

Entropya

Directed By: Yassine Marco Marroccu

Synopsis: A man gets back home at sunset. The dinner table is set. It's a special occasion, his 20th wedding anniversary. His wife is quietly trimming her roses, while they look back at the last 20 years of their life; a dramatic fall is shortcoming.

 

The movie focuses on the mismatches engendered by a complicated love story between two diametrical ethnic backgrounds. The film has a timeless atmosphere where mirror games and optical illusions suggest the final entropy.

Friday March 20th

Camp 72

w/ short film: Good-Bye

Welder 3/20/2015 6:00 PM

Camp 72

Directed By: Seema Mathur

Synopsis: This documentary looks at surviving the atrocities of war and a quest for  justice and healing in Liberia. The journey is told through the eyes of survivors, warlords, grassroots activists and four Nobel Laureates who are dedicated to ending violence against women in conflict.

 

Good-Bye

Directed By: Lisa Martin

Synopsis: Why fix your lens on a place that is disappearing before your eyes? What still exists between lovers who haven’t seen one another in over 20 years? What if the memories you held most dear were proven to change each time you recalled them? Good-bye interweaves three distinct, yet related, memories: the slow desolation of wintertime Astroland (Coney Island) losing its battle with developers; a furtive letter between lovers as a woman pauses in her long journey, desperately trying to fix her heels in the shifting sands of time; and scientific theories of memory itself that reveal the ways we manipulate it for personal storytelling.

All three studies eventually merge and transcend the pain of loss to illuminate the profound feeling that gives memory its enduring power

Animated Shorts

Pop Up Theater- 209 E. Constitution 3/20/2015 8:00 PM

Free Admission

Serenity

Directed By: Jack Dunphy 

Synopsis: An animated memory recounting first love, loosing one's virginity, struggling with addiction, and turning to Pizza in times of crisis.

Junk Girl

Directed By: Mohammad Zare, Shalale Kheiri 

Synopsis: There once was a girl who was made up of junk. She looked really dirty, and she smelled like a skunk. She was always unhappy, or in one of her slumps-perhaps 'cause she spent so much time down in the dumps. The only bright moment was from a guy named Stan. He was from the neighborhood garbage man. He loved her a lot and made a marriage proposal, but she already thrown herself in the garbage disposal.

Tall Evil

Directed By: Wally Chung

Synopsis: They line up like animals at a slaughter house. The only thing they know is that when it’s all over, they will become something else.

The Oceanmaker

Directed By: Lucas Martell

Synopsis: After the seas have disappeared a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds

Alfred Jarry & 'Pataphysics

Directed By: Skizz Cyzyk

Synopsis: ALFRED JARRY & 'PATAPHYSICS is an excerpt from the feature length documentary, ICEPICK TO THE MOON, about Rev. Fred Lane and the Raudelunas arts collective of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the Seventies. In ICEPICK, Fred Lane and Raudelunas were influenced by Alfred Jarry and 'Pataphysics, so I needed a quick way of explaining who Jarry was and what 'Pataphysics is. To make this, I recycled some animation techniques I first used in a music video I directed for The Jennifers. Fred Lane's Shimmy Disc labelmates, The Tinklers, star in the film. Poet, musician, and book store owner Rupert Wondolowski makes an appearance, as does musician and record store owner, Jason Willett (both Fred Lane fans who have been very encouraging towards ICEPICK). Narration is provided by Charlie Ogden, the emcee who first introduced the world to Fred Lane as part of the Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue in 1975.

Eloise

Directed By: Myriam Obin 

Synopsis: During a festival a little girl follows her sister in the city without her permission into the crowd. At first she is amazed by the ambiance, but the more she gets herself lost, the more she feels helpless.

Araignee

Directed by: Jeremy J Jenson

Score by: Nature Ganganbaigal

Five Star

w/ teaser of Money is King

Welder Center 3/20/2015 8:00 PM

Directed By: Keith Miller

Synopsis: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film and in reality—the streets of Brooklyn are all Primo has ever known. While John questions whether or not to enter into this life, Primo must decide whether to leave it all behind as he vows to become a better husband and father. Set during those New York summer weeks where the stifling heat seems to encase everything, Five Star plunges into gang culture with searing intensity. Director Keith Miller observes the lives of these two men with a quiet yet pointed distance, carefully eschewing worn clichés through its unflinching focus. Distinctions between fiction and real life remain intentionally ambiguous, allowing the story of these two men to resonate beyond the streets, as they face the question of what it means to be a man.

 

Money is King Teaser w/ Eric Martinez and Quinton Aaron

Money comes easy for Duke City Rapper Darnell King, who runs game for the cartel.  When his aspirations of hip hop royalty start to become a reality, he and his girl make plans to start a family.  Unfortunately, his brother AK, a loose cannon fresh out of prison, goes on a drug induced crime spree, forcing King’s bloody hand.  The empire falls as crooked cops implicate King in his brothers’s crimes, bringing the cartel to his door step. In this web of murderous lies, not even the innocent will survive.

 

Concrete Cameras Showcase

Day in The Life: Ferguson to NYC, Ten Talk New York, The 16 Dollar Burger Movie, El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem

Pop Up Theater - 209 E. Constitution 3/20/2015 10:00 PM

Ten Talk New York 

Directed By: Simon J. Heath

Synopsis: THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, SEX, RACE AND DEATH IN NEW YORK CITY

The 16 Dollar Burger Movie

Directed By: Jeff Hammer

Synopsis: A short documentary exploring Au Bon Punk's "16 Dollar Burger Show," a retrospective of Clayton Patterson's life's work, as well as the story of the exhibition coming together.

El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem

Directed By: Andrew J. Padilla

Synopsis: Documentary on Gentrification in East / Spanish Harlem. We are screening across the USA and working to cover the phenomena nationwide.

No Your City

Synopsis: Nyc interesting characters

Everything We Loved

w/ short film: Tumble Dry Low

Welder Center 3/20/2015 10:00 PM

Everything We Loved

Directed By: Max Currie

Synopsis: A shy magician coaxes his once happy wife back to life with his greatest illusion - a little boy. But the loving family they create is threatened when they become hunted as child abductors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tumble Dry Low 

Directed By: Jefferson Stein

Synopsis: A little girl and her father deal with loss in East Texas.

Red on Yella, Kill a Fella

Welder Center 3/21/2015 12:00 AM

Directed By: Duane Graves, Justin Meeks

Synopsis: In the autumn of 1900, outlaw Claude Barbee puts his 'retirement plan' into action, attempting to lead his train-robbing gang across Texas to recover a cash stash hidden after a botched railroad heist. They soon discover they're being hunted by more than just the law - but rather a merciless, unexpected evil quite possibly greater than themselves.

Saturday March 21st

Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese Puppy

w/ short film: Failure Groupies

Victoria Library 3/21/2015 11:00 AM

Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese Puppy

Directed By: Kelly Harms

Synopsis: The appearance of a mysterious puppy coincides with the disappearance of donated toys from a charity for children in need. Ruby’s investigation quickly leads to the destruction of a crime scene, the arrest and possible deportation of a beloved refugee, the disappearance of the puppy and then of Ruby’s little sister, Hailey. Ruby Skye is on the case. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Failure Groupies

Directed By: Mandira Chauhan

Synopsis: A comedy that follows a group of suburban post 9-11 tweens who set up a spy mission to get their temperamental teacher fired when they fail a group project.

Education & Technology

The Vine School, Room 19 & Kids Play and Technology: The Mobile Born Generation

Welder Center 3/21/2015 11:30 AM

The Vine School

Directed By: Jake Ramirez

Synopsis: Shot by students of the 2014 Trinity the Young Filmmkaers Institute.

Kids,  Play  and Technology: The Mobile Born Generation

Directed By: Eddie Robles

Synopsis: A father is inspired when he sees his 18-month old daughter  play apps on his iPad. His inspiration turns to questions of concern over excessive screen time use. He ventures out to speak with the  original creator of home video games, as well as today's child-app leaders, educators, parents and children, in hopes of understanding the phenomenon as a parent. He discovers play as the key element; center in the debate over screen-time and the social power of today's mobile technology on children.

Room 19 

Directed By: Kimberley Browning

Synopsis: An innovative 3rd grade teacher in Redondo Beach, California, is changing the way her students are learning about the world, and themselves, through her innovative arts curriculum in the classroom.

Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure

w/short film: The Emotional Dimensions of the James River

Victoria Library 3/21/2015 12:30 PM

Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure

Directed By: Jed Anderson

Synopsis: This film tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning children's musicians The Okee Dokee Brothers' month-long hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, the songs they wrote on their trek, and a life-long friendship. It includes educational segments, camping shenanigans, music videos, interviews, and pristine nature scenes. The film's goal is to inspire kids and families to embrace the natural world as a means of respecting the animals, people, and life that surrounds us.

 

The Emotional Dimensions of James River

Directed By: Michelle Marquez

Synopsis: This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity. Michelle Marquez, a fifteen-year-old scientist and artist, conceptualized, produced and directed this short experimental film in collaboration with Patrick Gregory and music of Lincoln Mitchell. She aims to challenge the traditional division and separation between Science and Art.  Her three-year journey in research has revealed the deeply rooted biological connection that the human brain forms with complex images, sounds, and music. Her award winning neuroscience research correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal 

The Blind Side

w short film: The Solacer

Welder Center 3/21/2015 1:00 PM

The Blind Side

Directed By: John Lee Hancock

Synopsis: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solacer

Directed By: Bow

Synopsis: In an assisted living facility, an old man named Tom is nearing death and while his son is nowhere to be found, a man in a military uniform provides solace in his dark hour.

Half of Twenty Two

w/Lunchbox Losers & Masked

Victoria Library 3/21/2015 2:00 PM

Half of Twenty Two

Directed By: Laralee List Wahrmund

Synopsis: Miranda, an 11 year old lover of books, who yearns to someday be a famous author, begins her day in her usual way...shall we just say, she is not a morning person? Miranda attends 6th grade at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School. On this day we become familiar with Miranda and 5 of her closest girl friends as they take us on a journey through what it's like to be an 11 year old girl in the 21st century. Having lunch in the park during a field trip, where they've gone to gather fossils, they hilariously reveal their pre-teen insecurities and complaints of having no control over not only their lives, but the daily changes in their own bodies. We take a comical journey through Miranda's imaginary music video and possibly meet her true love. Everything is fun and gleeful...until Miranda's world is turned dramatically upside down, and she is hurled sideways into reality.

 

Lunchbox Losers

Directed By: Virginia Abramovich

Synopsis: Aspiring stand-up sensation Natasha Marakova would rather practice her comedy routine alone in the bathroom than try to deal with school politics. When the hall monitor busts her sanctuary hideout, Natasha is forced to eat in the lunchroom for the first time. After being humiliated by the most popular girls in school for the contents of her lunchbag, Natasha vows revenge. Winning over the tough lunchroom audience isn't easy, especially with a heckler in the crowd. Lunchbox Loser is a dark comedy, about owning who you are and eating it with pride.

 

Masked

Directed By: Kavita Parekh

Synopsis: A short made in New York City as part of NYU Tisch School of the Art's Summer Filmmakers' Workshop. This story shows a teenage girl overcoming her insecurities and facing the world unmasked. 

Spoilers The Movie

w/ short film: Nowhere I'd Rather Be

Welder Center 3/21/2015 3:00 PM

The Spoilers

Directed By: Connor Williams

Synopsis: High School--the crossroads of American adolescence. Five teenagers intersect during a day of court-appointed community service. The empty summer halls of their high school are ground zero for conflict, camaraderie, and collective soul searching. At an age when discovering who you are can be difficult, and knowing who you aren’t can be deceptive. The students: Jared was born to rebel, or was he raised to; Sara walks the fine line between woman- and childhood; Aisha walks the fine line between foolish and fearless; Peter finds out firsthand, words and actions have consequences; and Tristan, the young one, has already been branded a killer. These five lives collide, all before breakfast.

 

Nowhere I'd Rather Be

Directed By: Joachim Pfefferkorn

Synopsis: In the dead of winter a hopelessly depressed teenage runaway finds himself in a Quebecois ski resort amidst remodeling.

Sweethearts of the Gridiron

w/ short film: The Daughter

Welder Center 3/21/2015 5:00 PM

Sweethearts of the Gridiron

Directed By: Chip Hale

Synopsis: When the Kilgore Rangerettes took the field for the first time on September 12, 1940, they made history by changing football halftime entertainment forever.

 

Coined Sweethearts of the Nation’s Gridiron by broadcaster and NFL Hall of Fame legend, Red Grange, the Rangerettes were actually founded as a part of a pre-Title IX initiative on the part of Kilgore College President, B. E. Masters. Dr. Masters’ goals were to equalize the male-female student body ration at the college and to encourage women to exercise and participate in sports. He also had the goal of keeping the hard-living oil field roughnecks in their seats during halftime, rather than drinking and brawling under the stands.

 

The Rangerettes, regular Texas college students, star as themselves in director Chip Hale's documentary about the nation’s first precision dancing drill team. Started from scratch, the Rangerettes were the brainchild of a fiery little bit of nothing named Gussie Nell Davis. Conceived at first as a way to keep football spectators in the stands during halftime rather than drinking and brawling under them, the Rangerettes changed footballs halftime entertainment forever, and became the model for all precision dance teams in the country. Hale followed the team for a year, and was given unlimited access to a world only the Rangerettes themselves ever get to see. The story he tells is one of passion and determination as he follows five hopefuls during pre-training and tryouts, whose greatest hope is just to become members of the line.

 

The Daughter

Directed By: Jazmín Rada

Synopsis: Fátima wants to play, but her father is too busy. She has imagination and some special balloons...

 

Schizmatic Showcase

Beacon Bigfoot w/Voices Thrown Silent & Myrna the Monster

Welder Center 3/21/2015 6:45 PM

Bigfoot Beacon

Q&A with Producer, and Artist Ron English  

www.Popaganda.com

Directed by: Mars English

Synopsis: High school student Mars English has what he believes to be a bigfoot sighting which leads him to investigate other sightings in his area. He ends up discovering that half of his town has encountered Bigfoot. He tries not to judge the veracity of the people who have had encounters but rather takes it as a cultural phenomenon.

 

About Ron: One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. 

 

English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election.

Voices Thrown Silent

Directed by: Paul Armstrong 

Synopsis: A mockumentary about the professional and personal lives of two people who practice the ultimate taboo: Interracial Ventriloquism!

Myrna The Monster

Directed By: Ian Samuels

Synopsis: A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20 something.

Awards Ceremony

Welder Center 3/21/2015 8:30 PM

Mount Lawrence

w/ short film: Anfinn

Pop Up Theater - 209 E. Constitution 3/21/2015 9:30 PM

Mount Lawrence

Directed By: Chandler Wild

Synopsis: Mount Lawrence is a documentary film focusing on a young man living in New York City ever since his adventure seeking and outdoor loving father committed suicide in 2007.  Attempting to reconnect, Chandler bicycles 6,500 miles to the end of the western road in Alaska. Once there, his plan is to scale an unnamed mountain and name it after his father Lawrence in order to leave something in remembrance of the life he lived, and make peace with the way he died.  A personal film exploring what you can find not just at the destination, but on the journey as well.

 

 

 

 

Anfinn

Directed By: Elizabeth Spear

Synopsis: A young man journeys across Norway to scatter his loved one's ashes.  Along the way he meets a mysterious stranger that helps him say goodbye. 

Imagine I'm Beautiful

w/ short film: Good-Bye

Welder Center 3/21/2015 9:30 PM

Imagine I'm Beautiful

Directed By: Meredith Edwards

Synopsis: A psychological drama that dissects the fine line between self invention and destruction. Lana moves to New York to start anew, but instead moves in with the troubled Kate. The two slowly forge a friendship until one of them makes a discovery that will alter their friendship for good. Imagine I’m Beautiful is a haunting and empathetic examination into the murky corners of two women’s psyches.

 

Good-Bye

Directed By: Lisa Martin

Synopsis: Why fix your lens on a place that is disappearing before your eyes? What still exists between lovers who haven’t seen one another in over 20 years? What if the memories you held most dear were proven to change each time you recalled them? Good-bye interweaves three distinct, yet related, memories: the slow desolation of wintertime Astroland (Coney Island) losing its battle with developers; a furtive letter between lovers as a woman pauses in her long journey, desperately trying to fix her heels in the shifting sands of time; and scientific theories of memory itself that reveal the ways we manipulate it for personal storytelling.

All three studies eventually merge and transcend the pain of loss to illuminate the profound feeling that gives memory its enduring power

A Brand New You

w/ short film: Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story

Welder Center 3/21/2015 11:30 PM

A Brand New You

Directed By: Kathryn Palmateer, Shawn Whitney

Synopsis: A young widower convinces his landlord and roommate to help him clone his dead wife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story

Directed By: Matthew Kowalchuk

Synopsis: Just when flannel-clad Tracy Polokowski thinks her 'Yes' day has come, her hipster boyfriend breaks up with her, she discovers she has bedbugs, and she's ostracized by everyone she knows...Maybe the love she's been looking for was right inside her mattress.

Stylized Shorts

Through The Breaking Glass, Dreamalities, 11 Minutes, Dim The Lights, Good-Bye

Pop Up Theater 3/21/2015 11:30 PM

Through The Breaking Glass

Directed By: Iván Mena Tinoco 

Synopsis: Alice, already a woman, wakes up in a wonderful land. She does not remember her name neither how she got there. Three stars fall from the sky and become pieces of a broken mirror. 

A solitary and rainy alley, a little girl in a hospital room and a creature coming from darkness will challenge Alice's aims to survive Wonderland. 

Alice will have to unveil the mystery of the broken glass before 6 o'clock, when terrible things happen... 


Would you like to live forever in the other side of the glass?

Dreamalities

Directed By: Damien STECK

Synopsis: Back in her childhood house, a young woman lets herself be overwhelmed by memories that she thought she had forgotten. Little by little, the dreamy world of a lonely though poetic childhood crumbles. Even if she tries to control it, reality gets the upper hand, the house in which she grew appears to be abandoned and ruined. Her family, the roots that she escaped and that she hoped to find again no longer exist.

11 Minutes

Directed By: Tom Botchii Skowronski 

Synopsis: The last 11 minutes in the life of a workplace shooter. Told by the director's own suicide note, used as the script for the film.

Dim Lights

Directed By: Dwight Chalmers

Synopsis: The 'Dim the Lights' film finds some of the most forgotten places still standing like a graveyard tribute to the road that defined America's transportation system.

Good-Bye

Directed By: Lisa Martin

Synopsis: Why fix your lens on a place that is disappearing before your eyes? What still exists between lovers who haven’t seen one another in over 20 years? What if the memories you held most dear were proven to change each time you recalled them? Good-bye interweaves three distinct, yet related, memories: the slow desolation of wintertime Astroland (Coney Island) losing its battle with developers; a furtive letter between lovers as a woman pauses in her long journey, desperately trying to fix her heels in the shifting sands of time; and scientific theories of memory itself that reveal the ways we manipulate it for personal storytelling.

All three studies eventually merge and transcend the pain of loss to illuminate the profound feeling that gives memory its enduring power

Sunday March 22nd

Art Documentaries

Few Feelings Fade Fast, Unmappable, Stumped, Kers

Welder Center 3/22/2015 11:30 AM

Few Feelings Fade Fast

Directed by: Joachim Pfefferkorn

Synopsis: Pedro Bello spent a few months painting on walls in Verona, Italy. There he met a lot of other people who painted on walls and afterwards Ben Gordon started shooting footage of them. Afterwards Joachim Pfefferkorn interviewed Ben and Pedro outside a french funeral home and made this documentary.

Unmappable

Directed By: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma

Synopsis: unmappable is a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait will unveil the inner workings of a man whose work is lauded as poetic, artful and innovative - a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally. The film explores the events that have defined his life by pointing at ideas, thoughts and beliefs that we usually do not think of as being mappable or explainable.

Stumped

Directed By: Robin Berghaus

Synopsis: When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser suddenly became a quadrilateral amputee, he faced a world he never could have imagined, including his first stand-up comedy show. 

KERS

Directed by: Alexia Salingaros

Synopsis: KERS is a short documentary on a female graffiti artist. Braving the general public's critical eye, she reveals her talents and takes us through the struggles she faces in her art form.

On Her Own

Welder Center 3/22/2015 1:15 PM

Directed by: Morgan Schmidt-Feng

Synopsis: On Her Own tells the story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their 5th generation farm during the Great Recession. Yet On Her Own is about more than just one family’s struggle to keep their land out of foreclosure. It represents what is happening all across the U.S. as houses are foreclosed, families are forced to move apart for purely economic reasons, and small farms face ruthless competition from large factory farms & land developers. On Her Own explores the roles history and ancestry play in our present-day lives, asking: what happens when the cost of preserving family heritage is the family itself?

Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound

Welder Center 3/22/2015 3:15 PM

Directed By: William J. Saunders

Synopsis: A uniquely talented collective of musicians emerged, quite unsuspectingly, from Bakersfield, California in the 1950s and 60s. They birthed a genre that lyrically and sonically indexed their particular life experience, challenged the established tastes of the Nashville scene, and permanently altered the landscape of Country music. They called it the Bakersfield Sound.