Monday, June 22, 2009

Off The Charts: Thurs June 25th

Off the Charts: The Song Poem Story
directed by Jamie Meltzer
Q&A with producer Henry S. Rosenthal

Meet the songwriters who dream of fame and fortune and the composers who set their poems to music for a fee in OFF THE CHARTS, a fascinating look at one of the strangest subcultures on the American landscape. This film takes a look at both ends of the little known underground song poem industry, it's history, the poeple who send in their poems and the "talented" guys who turn them into records. From the same producer who brought us the Devil and Daniel Johnston, this feature doc will take you to places you never knew existed.

Playing With Short:
Dancing Outlaw, 30min.
a revealing portrait of the nearly extinct hillbilly culture, focuses on mountain dancer Jesco White and his uphill battle against abject poverty, drug abuse, petty crime and mental instability. In his struggle to live up to his fathers legacy as the finest mountain dancer in Appalachia and beyond, he leans on memories of his father, Elvis Presley, Jesus, and Norma Jean.

trailers and commercials included

curated by Dirty Donny

1 comment:

  1. great taste! you should screen the dancing outlaw 2 next time.