Lot’s of buzz about SOPA and PIPA around the net – this issue is not going away.
Birmingham, AL’s Sidewalk Programmers Award (tie)– Barbershop Punk and Gabi on the Roof in July —Thank you! The issue is really important to us– making this film has been a labor of love . We appreciate the support and shout out from the audience and programmers.
We’re in DC at Silverdocs! Join us and check out the film on Thursday, June 24th at 4:30 or Friday, June 25th at 8:30, AFI Silver Theater 2.
Two screenings of Barbershop Punk, engaging Q & A, and conversations that went beyond the theater, “I had no idea this was going on.” Films, waiting in lines, the fascinating culture shift between interactive and music (stealth filmmakers moving between the two), far too brief encounters with BBQ and Tex Mex, music/sound/noise coming out of our pores.
We have now experienced the fantastic world of SxSW.
Hey music badge holders! SxSW announced a screening of Barbershop Punk open to badge holders. Last Monday night we were fortunate to screen for 300 interactive participants and filmmakers. Our final screening is today at 2:45, G-Tech theater in the Convention Center. Join us!
For Immediate Release
BARBERSHOP PUNK / Ford Foundation
SxSW now exclusive screening
Los Angeles, CA – Festival audiences at SXSW will get an inside preview of
Georgia Sugimura Archer and Kristin Armfield’s directorial debut BARBERSHOP PUNK on Monday, March 15 at 9:30 P.M. at the Austin Convention Center. A second preview is scheduled for Thursday, March 18th at 2:45 P.M.
The soon-to-be-completed feature length documentary “keeps the independent/punk spirit alive” by following barbershop quartet fan Robb Topolski as he takes on the nation’s largest cable company, only to find himself at the center of a federal investigation. Through famous and controversial YouTube distribution stories, encounters with odd bedfellows and interviews with punk rock icons, the concept of “net neutrality” has never been so personal or so urgent –inspiring a larger story of censorship, individual voice and access.
Director/Writer/Producer Georgia Sugimura Archer, who will introduce the film at SXSW along with Co-Director/Producer Kristin Armfield, notes that the screenings are happening at a very exciting time for the production. “It’s taken over 2 1/2 years to get this far, and just as our savings and credit cards were emptying out we heard from SXSW and the Ford Foundation. This means that we’ll be able to share our film with the sophisticated SXSW audience and then, thanks to a post production grant, go back and get it ready for its official premiere sometime this summer. It’s so difficult, especially for independent filmmakers, to have to stop a vision short when funds run out. Now, thanks to the support of The Ford Foundation and SXSW, this won’t happen to us.”
Co-Director Armfield points out, “One of the themes of BARBERSHOP PUNK is the powerful drive that creative people have to share their work – even as it emerges. We couldn’t think of a better place to do just that than in Austin.”
Thank you Fugazi for the cool track! Thank you all you awesome musicians for the amazing songs and score — loving it:) -Georgia