10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival Set For Monday Evening, January 30 In Redwood City
The FREE event will screen three films by California filmmakers.
San Diego filmmaker Rick Bowman of Backyard Green Films will premiere his newest project about the history of San Diego bluegrass music, “Banjos, Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers” to open our show. He will Q&A with our audience. The festival previously screened Bowman’s “Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B” to an appreciative audience.
“How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes” — a short that is, in fact, two minutes long — will be our second offering. Herb Moore will come up from Los Gatos to talk to our audience about his film.
Finally, we will screen Aptos-based Curtis Leslie’s “The Whippoorwill’s Cry,” a portrait of the master of Swampgrass music, Larry Gillis. South Georgia’s Gillis tours nationally with two bands. His West Coast unit includes local bluegrass luminaries Henry & Ella Warde and Curtis & Meghan Leslie and appears frequently at area festivals.
NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival
6:30-8:30pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
Banjos Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films, CA)
How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes (Herb Moore, CA)
The Whippoorwill’s Cry (Curtis Leslie, CA)
The film festival will conclude the 2017 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, presented by NCBS and supported in part by a grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission. The weekend-long event is held at the end of January each year.