The Family Jams

The Family Jams

Thu, February 24, 2011

9:00 pm

New People Cinema

San Francisco, CA

This event is all ages

The Family Jams
The Family Jams
In 2004, director Kevin Barker joined his friends Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and the band Vetiver on tour, documenting their travels as they perform their genre-defining music, dubbed “freak folk” by the press. This intimate document of three San Francisco based musical acts chronicles the tour from the inside, focusing on the tight-knit family of friends formed on the road. Told without the use of interviews and with minimal voice-over, the film shows a group of musicians, each on the cusp of success, traveling together as a family, singing together on stage and off, supporting each other through the difficult situations that arise, and meeting colorful characters, forgotten musical heroes, and folk luminaries as they travel across the country.

TRT: 81 Minutes
Venue Information:
New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA, 94115
http://www.newpeopleworld.com/#/cinema/