Rent If I Had Wings to Fly at Rosebud Video

This just in! You can rent our lovely film at Rosebud Video in Asheville!

197 Charlotte St! “Check it out!”

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Two More Awards for If I Had Wings to Fly

If I Had Wings to Fly won the award for Best Feature Film this week at the Colorado Film Awards!

The film was projected onto the side of that mountain.

What an honor from Harrison’s home state.

Also, we received the award “Best Experimental Feature Film” at the Indie Gathering in Hudson, Ohio.

Keep your eye on this blog for updates about more screenings (and more awards?)!

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Screening at Swannanoa Gathering Old Time Week!

There will be an impromptu showing of If I Had Wings to Fly at the Swannanoa Gathering, tomorrow night! Tuesday 7/24 at 7:30 on the campus of Warren Wilson College.

This is a an unexpected treat. The Swannanoa Gathering rocks!


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Thanks for Filling Up the Fine Arts Theater

Well, the premiere was a great success. The Puddlejumpers (Emolyn Liden, Topher Stephens, Dan Baker, and Doug Sharky) played some great tunes before the show, we had a big old crowd, and a nice little Q+A afterwards. A lot of fun, for sure.

Linoleum print poster by Saro Lynch Thomason

Thanks for your ongoing support; we’ll let you know what’s next for Kazoo Films and If I Had Wings to Fly. DVDs should be ready to ship in a week or two.

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Cranky Hanke ranks us higher than Men in Black 3

The popular Mountain Express film critic reviewed us here as a lead up to our June 7th showing. Phrases like “worthy” and “peculiar appeal” abound! He also managed to refer to our banjo-playing inspiration as “Bascom Lamarr Bascomb,” which, I hasten to add, is far from the worst I’ve heard.

See you on Thursday at 6:30 for live music by the Puddlejumpers, at 7:00 for the film, and then at the Jack of Hearts square dance immediately afterward!

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Asheville Premiere at the Fine Arts Theater

Spread the word:

If I Had Wings to Fly is playing at a theater near you (if you live in Western North Carolina)!

What: The official premiere of Kazoo Films’ If I Had Wings to Fly
Where: The Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, NC
When: Thursday, June 7th at 7pm (6:30 for music)
How Much: $8.75
Who: Directors Bruno Seraphin and Harrison Topp, live old-time musical guests, you!

Linoleum print by Saro Lynch

This is definitely going to be the Asheville area’s number one folk music related film event of late spring 2012. Don’t miss it!


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If I Had Wings to Fly showing at Appalachian State University

When: Thursday, April 19th at 7PM
Where: Greenbriar Theater, ASU, Boone, NC
What: If I Had Wings to Fly! Dr. Ryan’s Traveling Medicine Show (all the way from Cherokee County)! Q and A with filmmaker Harrison Topp!

Sadly, I won’t be able to make the screening, because I am currently living in New Orleans. Y’all go!

"And that's the truth if I ever told it."


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If I Had Wings to Fly to screen in Memphis, TN

Everybody’s favorite indie folk-musical is screening this month in Memphis at the South Arts and Mid-America Arts Alliance Folklorists Retreat! From the South Arts website:

The Folklorists┬áRetreat is a gathering of academic, public sector, freelance, community scholars and graduate student folklorists for a weekend of networking, discussions, panels, professional development opportunities and fieldtrips…Our retreat theme, Stakeholders in Creative Economies, will address the role, challenge and success of the traditional arts to economic development.

I will be attending the retreat on a scholarship, and the film will be screened as part of the weekend’s agenda. A very exciting opportunity! The screening will be open to the public; you don’t have to be a folklorist to attend! So come one, come all, to see our film in Memphis!

(Asheville premiere coming soon. I promise.)

When: 9pm, Monday, April 23rd
Where: TBA, Memphis, TN


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Bascom Lamar Lunsford on the Colbert Report!

Ok, well, not exactly.

But here’s a fun clip of Stephen, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and folklorist Don Fleming singing “Good Old Mountain Dew,” a Lunsford original!


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Little bit o’ Media

Here’s an article about the Appalachian Film Festival:

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