Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Series begins with WE FUN

Our expanded Summer Series -- this year at The Lyric Oxford -- kicks off on Monday, June 1 at 7:00pm with WE FUN, directed by Matthew Robison. We first met Matthew in 2008 when he brought the film Silver Jew, which he co-produced, to our 5th Annual Festival. We have been anxiously awaiting his new project, and here it is!

WE FUN is an insider's look at a small group of bands that have come to international prominence in the last year. Atlanta area bands like the Black Lips, Mastodon and Deerhunter that started playing at house parties and offbeat local venues are now playing festivals around the world. It is the story of the Peter Pan syndrome reaching critical mass and the creativity that follows. It is also a portrait of how a scene develops, in this case the Atlanta indie rock scene. It starts as simply with talented musicians who just want to play their music with no compromises, followed by venues that make themselves accessible to new and rising acts, and fans who take ownership and pride in helping to nurture a burgeoning community. Eventually, the rest of the world notices. There is fire, fireworks and still more fire, odd stories from the road, the how and why of performance, and all variety of what these artists call "fun."

Fittingly enough, the bar at the Lyric will be open during this film.

See the full series schedule here.

Admission = $5.00
Festival merchandise will also be on sale.

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