g The Film Panel Notetaker: "Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC" - Jan. 10, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

"Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC" - Jan. 10, 2008

Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC
Anthology Film Archives
January 10, 2008

(Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC director Roy Szuper)

Last night at Anthology Film Archives, Indiepix presented a free screening of Roy Szuper's documentary Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC, about the organizing of the First Annual Williamsburg Music Festival that took place a few days before the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York. Jason Tyrell of Indiepix introduced Szuper, who then introduced the film, thanking everyone who help make the film. He said it was a labor of love for a lot of people who worked for free. The documentary follows three friends, Szuper himself, plus music fanatic Concert Joe and punk rocker Tony Petrozza as they embark on creating a music festival as a protest against the forthcoming Republican National Convention. The film also mixes interviews with street musicians, who eventually become a part of the music festival, as well as legendary New York icons including the late Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB's. Gonzo Music Diaries, NYC is currently available on DVD. Buy it here.

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