About the Film:
A documentary film directed by James Cullingham.
A feature documentary about the composer, guitarist, author and provocateur John Fahey (1939-2001). The film combines live action and archival footage with animation in a kinetic, musically charged tribute to a great artist.
John Fahey began his musical journey in the Washington, D.C. area. His path would take him throughout the Mississippi Delta looking for musicians and the recordings they’d made in the 1920s and 30s. He spent much of his adult life based in Los Angeles, and Salem, Oregon. The recording companies that Fahey founded set enduring standards for independent music production.
Fahey made a fundamental contribution to the global understanding of classical American musics such as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass, New Orleans jazz and “Gothic industrial ambiance”.
FEATURING Pete Townshend, Joey Burns of Calexico, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and radio personality Dr. Demento, aka Barry Hansen.
Produced by Tamarack Productions. Produced with the creative participation of The School of Creative Arts and Animation, Seneca College. Produced in association with GlassBOX Media Inc.; special thanks to Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Produced with the support of The John Fahey Trust.
Screenings / Events:
January 12, 2015 6pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening, Live Solo Guitar by Yoshiki Sakurai and Tetuzi Akiyama
April 19, 2015 6:30pm @ Cine-Monde - Kanazawa, Japan
Film Screening and Live Solo Guitar by W.C. Kurasu and Tumulu
May 24, 2015 6:30pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening and Live by Takashi Ueno and Yosei Suzuki
June 13, 2015 3:30pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening and Director's Talk w/ Special Guests Yasuhito Higuchi and Manabu Yuasa
June 14, 2015 4pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening and Live Solo Guitar by Dustin Wong
June 14, 2015 7:30pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening and Live Solo Guitar by Ryo Takematsu and Takuma Makino
June 15, 2015 7pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening, Live Solo Guitar by Jim O'Rourke and Director's Talk
November 19, 2015 7pm @ Uplink Factory - Tokyo, Japan
Film Screening, Live Solo Guitar by Tetsu Mineta and Fumio Kosakai