2020 Spring “Quarantine Quartet” Mini-Series
Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 7PM
Guest Speaker recorded via Zoom: Martha Shane, Director, moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
In 1999, small town Narrowsburg, NY was poised to become the “Sundance of the East”—or so Jocelyne and Richard Castellano would have local residents believe. The organizers of the Narrowsburg Film Festival—a glamorous French film producer and her mafioso-turned-actor husband—promise to revitalize the town through film. As the duo secures local investment in a feature film production and convinces locals they can become stars, the stage is set for a stranger-than-fiction tale of Hollywood dreams, deceit and delusions.
Running Time: 84 minutes
SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY
Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 7PM
Guest Speakers recorded via Zoom: Scott Rosenbaum, Director and Scott Sharrard, lead guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band, moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB
SPECIAL EXTRA! Recorded concert with Scott Sharrard from our “sold out” screening of the film at the Long Island Museum.
SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.
Running Time: 80 minutes
THE NEW NORMAL
Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 7PM Guest Speaker recorded via Zoom: Codi Barbini, Director, moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
One year after the horrific mass shooting on Feb 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 14 students and 3 administrators, students are still nav- igating this new reality. THE NEW NORMAL intimately follows five student survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Gabby, Nicole, Daniel, Brandon, and Kelsey, as they cope with finishing the school year and the year beyond. It is a testament to the resilience of youth and the trauma inflicted on too many students. Codi Barbini was the winner of the Emerging Artist Award at DOCUTAH 2019 Film Festival.
Running Time: 75 minutes
BORN INTO THE GIG
Monday, May 25, 2020 @ 7PM Guest Speakers recorded via Zoom: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Directors; Tamara Weiss, Producer and possibly some of “the kids”, moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
The subjects of Kate Davis and David Heilbroner’s new film were all born into music royalty. But when the offspring of James Taylor, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, Stephen Stills, and the Marleys set out to become singer-songwriters themselves, they walk a fine line between trying to live up to the success of their legendary parents and forging their own path. With candor, humor, and a lot of fantastic music, BORN INTO THE GIG demonstrates the challenges of pursuing the family business on a whole different scale.
Memories of Our 50th Anniversary of “Woodstock ’69” Screening of WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION and Pre-screening “Wine and Woodstock” Party on 7/29/19 at Theatre Three
(Photos Courtesy of Lynn Rein and Eric Fieldstadt)