DVD’s have shipped to all domestic (non-international) donors. If you donated more than $20 to If I Had Wings to Fly, and you don’t receive a DVD from us within a week or so, let me know!
Part 2. Were you in If I Had Wings to Fly? Did you sing a song, or play music, or dance, or say something cute? Did we film with you and your scene got cut? Did you help us out behind the camera, holding a boom pole, collecting props and art dept. equipment? A lot of people helped make this movie, and we don’t have all of your addresses, so please email me at:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 Retreat 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