Uncaged - Brix Smith and The Extricated
UNCAGED is the story of the coming together of Brix & The Extricated. Formed by key former members of The Fall, the inspirational Brix Smith Start and bass legend Steve Hanley, the band also includes former Fall members Paul Hanley and Steve Trafford, with guitarist Jason Brown completing the line up
All the labor: The story of the Gourds - International Premiere
Sure, you can call The Gourds a rock band from Austin. And you can call Austin a city in Texas. And in so doing, you can miss all of the reasons why people across the world get giddy and starry-eyed when they talk about The Gourds, or Austin, or both. In many ways, The Gourds are the musical distillation of Austin’s colourful culture itself: genre-defying, boundary-pushing, unpretentious, gregarious.
This documentary by Montana filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis takes aim at the elusive, ever-moving target that is The Gourds. Comprised of candid conversations, blazing performances, on-tour media interviews and insight from friends and family, the film captures the unbreakable backbeat and creative spark of “the national band of Austin” (New York Times).
“Rousing, soulful” MOJO
The Shopkeeper - International Premiere
Everybody is talking about Spotify, Pandora, etc and the pros and cons of ‘free’ music and music streaming generally. Musician and filmmaker Rain Perry, in a striking debut film, confronts this fundamental issue, and what it means for music, head on by telling the story of The Congress House Studio and ‘The Shopkeeper’ aka ace musician and music producer Mark Hallman.