Frank Grabowski’s “Bluegrass — A Documentary” Set For 2012 NCBS Film Festival
Mountain View High School Senior Frank Grabowski’s “Bluegrass — A Documentary” will be screened at the 2012 NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival on January 29, Noon-5:00pm at the Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. This will be the first student film shown at the five-year-old festival.
“There are still many concerts and camp outs for Bluegrass, but a vast majority of Bluegrass players play in small groups known as ‘jams’ during which 3-10 people get together and play songs,” says Grabowski.
The film explores the culture of informal bluegrass music in the local area and beyond, and contains footage of and interviews with many of Northern California’s best-known musicians.
Grabowski has been making video media projects for fun since the 6th grade. This project was for a class at Freestyle Academy, which is affiliated with Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. He plans to major in media studies in college next year, with a focus on claymation stop motion animation. He plays piano and guitar, and has attended area bluegrass festivals with his family.
The film festival is part of the FREE January 27-29 NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, produced with the support of the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and other Redwood City agencies, organizations and businesses.