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Win Tickets To Everyday Sunshine – The Story of Fishbone (Documentary)

Win Tickets To Everyday Sunshine – The Story of Fishbone (Documentary)

Friday 11th February, 2011 10:24AM

The Documentary Edge Festival kicks off next week and there are a couple of music related docos to check out including Everyday Sunshine - The Story of Fishbone which we have a double pass giveaway to - log in/join up and enter below to go in the draw.

Here's some more info about the festival and the films....

Documentary Edge Festival 2011
Aucikland - from February 16th
Wellngton - from March 10th

Everyday Sunshine – The Story of Fishbone

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is about Fishbone, musical pioneers that have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South Central-Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence only to fall apart when on the verge of "making it."

Laurence Fishburne narrates this entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, the film explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California’s legendary black punk sons that defy categories and expectations. At the heart of the story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who keep the band rolling out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.

Featuring Flea, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Perry Farreli, Branford Marsalis, George Clinton, Tim Robbins, Gogol Bordello. Directors Anderson and Metzler’s is a fascinating story of defying race, class, and pigeonholing in an industry that prefers its Black musicians playing ‘Black’ songs.

And here's a local one featuring members of Kora and Trinity Roots...

Hiding Behind The Green Screen

This innovative, experimental and creative documentary seeks to bring awareness of the marijuana culture of New Zealand’s youth population.

4 indigenous youths are given the opportunity to be mentored by two accomplished Maori musicians. They embark on a journey to the courthouse where the Judge, musicians and young men meet for the first time. Parihaka, a Maori village famous for passive resistance, provides a spiritual platform to share the trauma of the past and transform painful memories into music.

Featuring Francis Kora (Kora) and Rio Hemopo (Trinity Roots)

For session times and further info on the festival head to: www.documentaryedge.org.nz/2011

 


Links
fishbone.net
documentaryedge.org.nz/2011

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