City Music & Film Festival(BCMFF) is
an exciting new festival celebrating great music and the artists and stories
behind the songs. This eclectic, five-day festival– held December 6-10 at Houston’s
favorite microcinema, 14 Pews – features a great selection of music films in an
intimate setting, along with guest artists, and lively receptions and parties. Including
spotlights on Blues, Country, Folk, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, and Hip-Hop, the
festival’s programming reflects the diversity of Houston’s culture and musical
tastes. BCMFF is proud to present the Houston premieres of new music
documentaries Bayou Maharaja about New Orleans musician James Booker, Big
Star: Nothing Can Hurt Meabout
the 1970s Memphis band, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones
Throw Records) about the L.A.-based indie hip hop label started by
DJ/Producer Peanut Butter Wolf,and Ok Buckaroos, The Life, Music,
& Good Times of Jerry Jeff Walkerabout the Country singer-songwriter. In addition, the festival
presents special screenings of historic films featuring Texas musicians, including
filmmaker Les Blank’s 1969 film, The Blues Accordin’ To Lightnin’ Hopkinsand the 1976 “outlaw country”
documentary Heartworn Highways featuring early footage of singer-songwriter
legends Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, and others.
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The festival is programmed by film curator, Peter Lucas, who was named “Best
Curator” by the Houston Press in both
2012 and 2013 for his work with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary
Arts Museum Houston, and Aurora Picture Show. He will be in attendance to
introduce screenings and conduct Q&A’s with guest artists.
Screenings and events take place at 14 Pews – 800 Aurora Street (near N. Main in
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