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“Meet Me on South Street: The Story of JC Dobbs” Kicks Off Spring First Friday Flicks Series

Vinyl Revival continues its indie film screening series, First Friday Flicks in association with FirstGlance Film Festival, in its Vault theater with “Meet Me on South Street:  The Story of JC Dobbs” by George Manney on Friday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.  First Friday Flicks will also screen on Saturdays each month at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $8, $5 for students and seniors. Screening events are BYOB and snacks.

“Meet Me On South Street: The Story of JC Dobbs” documents the evolution of Philly’s fertile music and arts subculture in the 1970’s until the sad closing of JC Dobbs in 1996.  With archival photographs, videos and contemporary interviews, George Manney recreates the rich history of Philadelphia’s premiere rock and roll bar.  “Meet Me On South Street: The JC Dobbs Story” stars Stephen Caldwell from The Orlons, Tommy Conwell, Greg Davis from Beru Revue, Cyndy Drue, Andre Gardner, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Charlie Gracie, Robert Hazard & many more!

The spring First Friday Flicks, Indie Film Screening Series, will also include:

Sadie,” – a web series, by Nicole Agostino, on April 4th at 7 p.m. and Saturdays in April at 2 p.m. – Sadie’s dad is a rock and roll legend, and her mom a deceased rock photographer. Sadie longs to be a part of the rock and roll circus, so while her dad is on tour, she sneaks into bars to photograph bands. Sadie spotlights the best local Philly area rock bands, and weaves a narrative of a young music  photographer and her journey to the big time!  “Sadie” stars Alyssa Kempinski, Joe Reno, Nikki Bell, Falon Joslyn, Zaire Harris, Nicole Cinaglia, Beverly Rivera and Patrick Raquet (P Diesel) and features the music of En Fuego, Shorty Boy Boy, John & Brittany, Dagny, Cait Black, Ginger Coyle, Collisions, Matthew Caringi, The Colorfield Theory, Gang, Ruby the Hatchet, Sinai, Walt Lafty of Silvertide, Darby Trials, and Mean Street.

Show Us Ur Shorts – Open mic style film screening on May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. – Bring your short film up to 20 minutes in length and Vinyl Revival will show it. Afterwards, filmmakers and attendees can mix, mingle and network while enjoying drinks and light refreshments. Films will be screened on a first come, first serve basis.  The best short, as selected by the audience, will win a pair of ALL ACCESS PASSES to FirstGlance Film Fest 17 Philadelphia (valued at $180.)

 

Charlie Gracie and Bob Charger to Appear at Screenings

"Charlie Gracie Fabulous" and "The Wages of Spin" screen at The Vault at Vinyl Revival in November.Charlie Grace Fabulous” chronicles the life and career of Rock and Roll Pioneer, Charlie Gracie. His #1 Hit “Butterfly” knocked Elvis from the top of the charts in 1957 and sold over three million copies Worldwide. He continues to be a great ambassador for Rock-N-Roll.

The Wages of Spin” chronicles The Philadelphia Music Scene from 1952 thru 1963. The film focuses primarily on Dick Clark, Bandstand, The Teen Idols and Payola.

As a special treat, they’ll be a personal appearance by Charlie Gracie at the First Friday show on November 1st at 7 p.m. and WOGL’s Bob Charger makes an appearance at the Saturday, November 2nd show at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $8 or $5 for students and seniors.

This double feature also screens at 2 p.m. on November 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th so don’t miss it!

The FirstGlance Film Festival rolls into town September 20th through the 22nd at the Franklin Institute.

Who Shot Rock and Roll At FirstGlance Film Fest

Today is the start of the 16th annual FirstGlance Film Festival.  It runs through the weekend at the Franklin Theater at the Franklin Institute.  There’s a total of 38 projects screening with everything from feature length films to web series pilots to music videos.  I am looking forward to seeing the short documentary, Who Shot Rock and Roll:  The Film, about recording artists and the photographers who have captured them on film.

Check out all of the official selections, see the full schedule, watch trailers and buy tickets at http://firstglancefilms.com/.

Anything look especially good to you?

 

Art Plus Music Equals A Great Weekend

This is a really busy weekend for us.  In addition to the start of our First Friday Flicks, Independent Film Screening Series in association with FirstGlance Films tonight, we will be out at the Lansdowne Arts Festival at the Twentieth Century Club, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and we’ll be at the iRadioPhilly tent on the field near the corner of Eagle and Darby roads in the center of Havertown at the Haverford Music Festival from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.  We’ll be giving out lots of prizes and a few surprises, so stop by and say hello.

Art and music makes for a perfect weekend, don’t you think?