BARE BONES-LEGACYKEEPERS MUSIC & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

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DETROIT, DIAMOND

Directed and Produced by LUCAS OSTROWSKI

59:51 minutes

MUSIC

Record producer Jim Diamond, owner of Detroit based Ghetto Recorders, was at the forefront of the 90s/00s rock rival but as Detroit tries to revitalize it's image, he finds himself getting forced out of his iconic studio.

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DIVIDED HEARTS OF AMERICA

Written, Directed and Produced by CHAD BONHAM

1 hour and 25 minutes

SOCIAL ISSUES

Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson goes on a journey to discover the truth about abortion in America.

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GRIDLOCKED: ON TOUR WITH THE BRIGGS

Directed and Produced by KEVIN JAMES BARRY

1 hour and 22 minutes

MUSIC
PUNK BAND TOUR

Filmed over the course of 7 years, the newly completed documentary Gridlocked follows the Los Angeles based punk rock band, the Briggs on a 10 day tour of the west coast with personal interviews with the band's frontman, Joey LaRocca.

From Joey's engaging perspective, the film explores the sometimes harsh and other-times intensely rewarding lifestyle of musical artists.

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HEART OF THE BEAR

Directed by DANIEL MARRACINO

Produced by PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.

1 hour and 34 minutes

DOCUMENTARY-PANDEMIC

A woodsman from the New York Catskill Park nurtures a small group of people through the NY Covid first wave via a daily Livestream.

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I HAD TO CHANGE! THE STORY OF JERMAINE J. WILLIAMS
Directed by JERMAINE J. WILLIAMS
Produced by ITHIELL YISRAEL, SHAWN YABUL

1 hour and 23 minutes

SOCIAL ISSUES

Jermaine J. Williams is a man on a mission to inspire and advocate for the issues that plague the Black Community.
As a community activist, hailing from Pensacola, FL, Williams has built quite a rapport among the political arena with his uncanny ability to speak out for those in his community by coordinating campaigns, rallies, and more.

Although he has had many accomplishments along his journey, Jermaine knows firsthand how quickly one can rise and fall.

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INDIANS, OUTLAWS, MARSHALS AND THE HANGING JUDGE

Written, Directed and Produced by LARRY FOLEY

1 hour and 20 minutes

WESTERN HISTORY

While set in the late 19th century, the stories documented in this film resonate today: gun violence, racial strife, police brutality and American Indian rights.

This is a true tale of Indian removal, crime, capital punishment and a charismatic federal judge who sentenced scores of felons to "hang by the neck until you are dead."

Outlaw gangs hid from the law in lands given to native people, until Indian Territory was taken away and turned back to settlers.

Told in first person using the actual words written by St. Louis Republic newspaper reporter Ada Patterson in September 1896, this real-life story is set in and around Fort Smith, Arkansas, in the same time and place as the fictional Western novel and film, True Grit.

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KICKIN' UP A SOUNDSTORM

Written and Directed by VICTOR MOORE

1 hour and 2 minutes

MUSIC HISTORY

2 years in the making. Live concert footage, interviews and behind the scenes vignettes featuring New York's The Slambovian Circus of Dreams.

Shot on location in the Hudson Highlands of Cold Spring and Beacon NY, there is also extensive footage from their 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival performance.





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MAIRE'S JOURNEY

Written, Directed and Produced by KEITH FAMIE, JOHN FEIST

46:00 minutes

HEALTH ISSUES

We step into one cancer patients life during her most difficult times.

24-year old Maire lost her battle to a rare cancer of the heart.

Her dying wish was that her ashes would go into a wooden sailboat built by blind carpenter and travel some 1400 miles to the ocean.

Maire touched thousands on her afterlife journey.

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RADICAL PARADE: THE STORY OF HIPPIE CREAM

Directed by DANIEL MAGGIO, STEPHEN SIEMENS

1 hour and 14 minutes

MUSIC

What makes a successful band? International tours? Record sales? An adoring fanbase? Hippie Cream has none of these things, but has managed to stay active for nearly 20 years. The band was formed in 2002 by Cory Houdyshell (a Hemet, CA Schoolteacher) and has over 300 recorded songs to date.

Hippie Cream does everything a band shouldn't do: they don't rehearse before live shows, promote their music, or re-do sloppy takes on recordings.

By exploring the best and worst of their catalogue, the film shows the unifying power of creativity even if only a few are listening.

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THE ONE AND ONLY JEWISH MISS AMERICA

Written by CODI RUTTENBUR
Directed and Produced by DAVID AROND

51:00 minutes

BIOGRAPHY

The One and Only Jewish Miss America is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world's most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II.

The film follows Bess, the middle daughter of poor Russian immigrants, from her childhood in a one-bedroom Jewish housing project apartment through the suspense-filled pageant.

Impressed by the college-educated musician, the judges chose her in spite of anonymous threatening phone calls and sponsor disapproval of a Jewish pageant winner.

On her 1945 Miss America tour, Bess faced antisemitism and closed doors at race-restricted venues which did not allow Jews.

It is also a story of courage as her disappointment turned to determination, leading Bess Myerson to start her own tour to teach tolerance at high schools and colleges around the country -- a tour which launched her lifelong passion for justice.

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THE SACRED PLACE: THE STORY OF OLD LYNN CONCERTS

Directed and Produced by BRUCE DAVID JANU
Produced by LORNE CLARKE

1 hour and 2 minutes

MUSIC

A small rural church sits at a crossroads in Lynn, Pennsylvania. Home to music since it was built in 1883, the church was transformed into a concert venue nineteen years ago, bringing in renowned singer-songwriters from all over the world.

Featuring the music of Lorne Clarke, Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander, "This Sacred Place: The Story of Old Lynn Concerts" tells the unlikely story of how this sacred place became a respected musical venue.

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