A movie about a collective of artists and musicians in Memphis who loved Blues music enough to change the way we think about it.
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
DooBeeDoo and I are happy to hear that our contributor and friend the cool Augusta Palmer has a new film The Blues Society in the works. She’s been thinking to do this documentary for quite a while. I think it’s the right timing to do this docu film. It’ll support perfectly the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Blues stands for #BlackLivesMatter. It’s the voice of this movement.
Film screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, which opens at Film Forum in Manhattan on April 22.
Venue: Film Forum
Date: April 22-28, 2015
*Wed 4/22 & Fri 4/24 @ 7:40, Q&A with director John Pirozzi & special musical guests
Text by Kathleen Foster (director, produces independent documentaries that combine elements of individual stories, current events and history with a focus on grass roots struggles for change.)
Why I am making PROFILED?
In June 2012 a police officer killed Shantel Davis, a young African-American woman, through the open window of her car. It happened in Flatbush, a Brooklyn neighborhood near where I live. Distraught residents described hearing the fatal shots and watching officers drag Davis’ bleeding body onto the street, where they left her to die.
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Venue: Theatre 80 St. Mark’s (80 St Marks Pl New York, NY 10003)
Tonight is the New York premier screening of Thomas Carillon’s Djuke with On Ka’a. A documentary film that explores the world of East Village musician, artist and ex-squatter activist On Ka’a Davis….the opener for djuke music!!