At Fest on Film
Producer/director James Wallace set out to capture the essence of music, love and family inherent in music festivals in his new documentary film At Fest, which will premiere at a Brooklyn Bowl screening Aug.12.
At Fest follows participants of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, from volunteers and musicians to camping attendees. The documentary specifically features HogMaw, a progressive blue grass jamband playing at the festival, with a fiddle player, Ryann, who also volunteers at the festival along with her musically inclined parents.
“It’s interspersed with stories of family and music, live performances by emerging bands, a moving scene of flying fire lanterns, and an ominous storm and tornado warning that threatens everyone,” Wallace writes. “At its core, At Fest is not about the PFF, or HogMaw, or volunteers, or the babies in the movie. It’s really about the organic whole—the way they all interrelate, the universal themes that permeate the film (music, love, & family), and the search in everyone’s life for a deep sense of community and belonging.”
Tickets can be purchased here
Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.