George Bush subject of documentary of Crawford doc, free NYC show tonight w/ Matteah Baim (and Soft Circle)
"January 2009 will be a time of reflection for the entire country. As America looks to a future of change, the pundits will provide their own spin on what the last 8 years have meant.
CRAWFORD, an extraordinary documentary by first-time filmmaker David Modigliani, provides a unique perspective on the Bush presidency: through the eyes of the 705 residents of Crawford, Texas.
B-Side Entertainment is proud to announce a nationwide grassroots exhibition program for this exceptional film - "Host Your Own Farewell to W. - CRAWFORD's 50-State Screening Party". Through February, we will be coordinating grassroots screening events in all 50 states - red, blue, and everything in between."
One such screening is taking place for free tonight/Monday (1/12) in NYC at Chelsea Market.
"Before the film, Matteah Baim will be performing live, and throughout the show there will be free Radeberger Pilsner for all in attendance." I know Matteah most as a friend and collaborator of Cocorosie, Devendra Banhart and Antony, but she makes her own music too. Joining her at this free show, as her band I assume, will be Birdie Lawson and Hisham Bharoocha. I know Hisham best as an ex-member of Lightning Bolt and Black Dice, and most of all as Soft Circle.
All screening details below...
Monday, January 12th, 2008
Rooftop Films returns to the halls of Chelsea Market for a free screening of Crawford . An extraordinary documentary by first-time filmmaker David Modigliani, Crawford provides a unique perspective on the Bush presidency: through the eyes of the 705 residents of Crawford, Texas.
To celebrate the changing of the guard in Washington, B-Side Entertainment is presenting screenings of Crawford all across the U.S., and on Monday, January 12th, Rooftop Films will be presenting one of these special events in Chelsea Market.
Before the film, Matteah Baim will be performing live, and throughout the show there will be free Radeberger Pilsner for all in attendance.
So come see the film that Variety calls "poignant," Premiere declared to be "richly compelling" and the NY Sun called "revelatory."
Venue: Indoors at Chelsea Market
Address: 75 9th Ave (Between 15th and 16th Streets, Manhattan)
Directions: A, C, E, or L to 14th Street and 8th Ave
7:00 PM: Live Music by Matteah Baim with special guests Hisham Bharoocha and Birdie Lawson
7:30 PM: David Modigliani's CRAWFORD