PROGRESSIVE FILM SERIES--JANUARY 2010
EVENT: PLAYING FOR CHANGE:
PEACE THROUGH MUSIC.
GENRE: Film, documentary.
DATE: January 14, 2010, Thursday.
TIME: Pizza buffet and news 6pm.
film and discussion 6 30pm.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza mtg
room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr, Waco.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2009.
RUN TIME: 84 minutes.
RATING: UNRATED, but suitable
for all audiences.
Full of hope, struggle, perseverance and joy, this is the story of the unparalleled international musical collaboration, Playing For Change, and its remarkable power of redemption. Playing For Change (PFC) is an extraordinary effort uniting musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the world. By utilizing innovative mobile audio/video techniques, PFC captures these artists then combines them all together to create one seamless collaboration. Discover the global phenomenon known as Playing For Change, and its mission to bring peace to the world through music.
The film records more than 100 musicians, largely outdoors in parks, plazas and promenades, in doorways, on cobblestone streets and amid hilly pueblos. Sites include Zuni New Mexico, New Orleans, Barcelona, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, India, and Nepal.
This amazing documentary has won film festival awards in 2008 at: Tribecca, Woodstock, Roxbury, Athens, and Jerusalem.
"the simple yet transformative power of music... to touch something in each of us." --Bill Moyers
"a great showcase for just what incredible, thoroughly accessible popular music is being made worldwide."--Variety
This remarkable film is a change of pace from our usual selections. But we should not neglect the power of music in the grand scheme of the universe. And at this time of much
disappointment for the peace community, the mood is upbeat and optimistic.
Please join us for this musical journey, while supporting the progressive forum of Central Texas.