2015 Macon Film Festival Schedule
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Saturday, July 18 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Music Documentary Shorts Block #2

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Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: David Schulte 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Curse and the Symphony is a short documentary about former punk musician Nathan Felix's eight-year effort to break into the elite world of classical music, in spite of having no formal musical training. Watch as director, David Schulte, chronicles Nathan's attempt to get his symphony performed by a full orchestra for the first time.


Total Run Time: 61:00 
Director: Erin Derham 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Oral historian Erin Derham discovers a subculture of artists sharing select spaces in downtown Asheville, North Carolina to awaken passersby to musical traditions across space and time. On one corner, a stride pianist bangs a chord out with his elbow to deliver the sounds of Prohibition-Era jazz. On another, a lady runs a pair of antique spoons down her fingers in a centuries-old fashion kept alive almost exclusively by her, setting the rhythm for an Irish Folk Quartet. Across the street, the sounds of ancient India are heard from a man hypnotizing crowds with a didgeridoo, hang drum, and throat singing. Buskers come from as far as Europe and Asia to play, learn, and receive the famous hospitality of the American South. Staying true to that reputation, these exceptional talents whose music is never ignored but whose faces are often forgotten, allow Derham a rare and intimate glimpse into their lives which will confront everything you've ever thought about the people who bring music to our streets. 


Saturday July 18, 2015 2:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

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