Sunday, May 06, 2012

Club 47 Folk Revival Doc Wins Awards, Screens 5.20

Todd Kwait's film For The Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival won Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Fest and Best Regional Doc at Southeast New England Film Music, & Arts Festival! The new documentary, celebrating the roots of the Cambridge, Massachusetts folk music scene, recently premiered before a sold-out crowd at the Boston Festival and is now pegged to be the headlining film for the Ohio Independent Film Festival, screening at The Beachland Ballroom on Sunday May 20th at 7:30 PM.

For The Love of the Music centers around Club 47, the iconic Harvard Square coffeehouse, now known as Club Passim, where Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins and many others got their starts in the early years of the folk revival from 1958–1968.

The 105-minute film features interviews with Baez, Rush, Mahal, Collins, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan and many others. Included are previously unreleased music and rare photographs featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Eric Von Schmidt and others, and audio recordings of two unreleased Bob Dylan performances, “Talkin’ World War III Blues” and “With God on Our Side,” and a Dylan with Eric von Schmidt version of the traditional hymn “Glory, Glory”. These archival performances were recorded at the Club and are currently under preservation with the New England Folk Music Archives.

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