Preservation Hall doc among South by Southwest 2011 lineup
By Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune
Director Danny Clinch's documentary "Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale" will be making its world premiere at the Austin festival, screening as part of the its music-centric "24 Beats Per Second" showcase.
The synposis: "For fifty years the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has played to keep the traditions of New Orleans jazz alive, both at home and on tour around the world. Along the way, they have brought in collaborators of all musical stripes to play, honor, and reinterpret America's first true art form. 'Louisiana Fairytale' documents their collaboration with American rock band My Morning Jacket, showing a legendary group of New Orleans musicians passing on traditions and inspiring a new generation. The film features an intimate performance by both bands in the French Quarter's historic Preservation Hall."
"Live at Preservation Hall" is the latest film from Clinch, who has made a name for himself capturing music figures and events on film.
It is among the more than 100 films set to upspool at this year's event, including such headliners as "The Beaver," "Source Code" "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" and "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times."
Here's the full lineup for the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. For more info, visit the official SXSW site.
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