Elevate is hosting the premier screening of Small Town, City Blues this Saturday Night, March 5th at the Lower Cultural Centre in Cumberland. Doors open at 7 and the screening starts at 7:30 sharp.
Small Town, City Blues is a short documentary film that talks about the phenomenon of gentrification in Cumberland from the perspective of some of the musicians and artists who have called the Village home, and helped to make it a popular destination for home buyers and developers.
Produced and conceived by Bobby Herron and directed by Chukwumuobi Obasi, the film also features 100% made in Cumberland music and has been an Official Selection of the Stockholm Film Festival.
“The film gives a clear insight into the Politics of Change, as it relates to property acquisition in Cumberland (and elsewhere). The Sense of Place is immaculately pulled off. Two thumbs up” says Simon Gunn, of RadioActive Artists.
“Small Town, City Blues frames an important question that the community is actively looking for answers to. Cumberland’s successes have a shadow side, one that threatens the energy and creativity that brought us to this point in time. Familiar faces and original songs give voice to a scenario in dire need of the spark of community action. ” says a spokesperson for Elevate, who funded this independent film project.
The evening will also feature live music from some of the artists featured in the film and a screening of the short film Tree Killer also directed by Obasi and written and produced by Sy Pederson. Music from Corwin Fox, Bobby Herron, Dan Criderman, Meaghan Cursons, Gord Carter and other special guests.
Admission $10. Event info and ticket links available HERE. PHO orders apply. Limited tickets available, advance purchase recommended. Light refreshments available. Vaccine passports and masks required.