Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Join us on October 17, as Filmmakers Workshop screens a rough cut of Abby Freedmans much anticipated documentary feature about the G-Clefs- "Don't Let Go".
The G-Clefs, a doowop group from Roxbury, began singing together in the 1950s, and with a few hits rode the first wave of the new music called rock 'n' roll. Although they didn’t become superstars, they were famous. Through disappointments, quarrels, and personal tragedies, something has kept them singing together for more than 50 years. “Don’t Let Go” explores the lives and music of these four brothers and their childhood friends, from their early days in rock 'n' roll, through their experiences as black entertainers in a segregated society, and into the present as they hit the comeback trail.
Abby Freedman has written, produced, directed, and edited two narrative shorts, "La Fleur de l'Age" and "Rita's Lucky Summer," both of which were screened in festivals nationwide. Her awards include: Missouri Video Festival, Award of Recognition; American Film and Video Association, Red Ribbon; New England Women in Cable, First Place; Retirement Research Foundation, First Place Owl Award, 1987; Athens (Ohio) Film and Video Festival, Honorable Mention. She has been a teacher at the International Workshops in Film and Television in Rockport, Maine and also taught many classes at the Boston Film/Video Foundation. "Don't Let Go" is her first feature.
Filmmaker Julie Mallozzi will moderate the discussion following the screening.
As usual, this is a FREE event- however, you must RSVP to email@example.com to confirm a seat.
Date:October 17, 2007
Time: 6:30- 9pm
Location: Bernard Toale Gallery
450 Harrison Ave, Boston
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