Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Thursday July 19 at DCTV, at 7p.m., located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Paul Devlin’s THE FRONT MAN. Our moderator will be Arts Engine’s own Phil Lane.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.
THE FRONT MAN is a hilarious romantic musicomedy that also emerges as the life story of an iconic American character. Jim and his wife Christie struggle with the merits of abandoning a loose and carefree post-adolescent lifestyle in favor of starting a family and pursuing comfort and security. For restless artists, however, does the path to finally becoming grownups also bring happiness?
Award-winning filmmaker Paul Devlin (SLAMNATION, POWER TRIP, BLAST!) has been following the story of his childhood friend Jim Wood for over 12 years. Jim and his band, Loaded Poets, represent Everyman rock ‘n’ rollers, still tirelessly recording music in their basements 20 years and several hundred songs since they formed in high school.
A dynamic, outrageous spokesman, Jim’s humor is as contagious as his music. But eventually he must answer the question all performers face, especially when the audiences dwindle and the Rock Star promise has faded: What is the purpose of creating one’s art?
Jim and Christie invite us into their lives with intelligence and humor to discover what happens when the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream and the American dream collide.
About the Filmmaker:
A five-time Emmy winner for his work on NBC’s Olympics and CBS’s Tour de France, Paul has created numerous independent projects including 4 feature-length, theatrically-released, nonfiction narrative films: SLAMNATION, FREESTYLE: THE ART OF RHYME, POWER TRIP and BLAST!. These critically acclaimed films have screened for millions of viewers in over 120 countries, and been featured on The Colbert Report, NPR, BBC World News, PBS, The New York Times, Variety, etc. Paul has won over a dozen international film festival awards and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary.
About the Moderator:
Phil Lane manages the fiscal sponsorship program of Arts Engine’s MediaMaker services. Before joining Arts Engine, Phil worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a variety of start-ups and independent media organizations. From 2003 through 2007, he served as Operations Manager for the nationally renowned Ninth Street Independent Film Center. As a mediamaker, his feature length documentary, WORKING TITLE, screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Montclair Art Museum, and is now being distributed to colleges and universities around the world. Phil has a degree in Film and Television from Boston University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an independent media arts center and resource for NYC’s indie filmmaking community, providing: hands-on workshops; low-cost production equipment, facility, and post-production rentals; a signature screening & event series; renowned youth programming; and countless award-winning documentary productions to broadcast air.