Monday, May 30, 2011
The story of the greatest musician you've never heard of. A Jazzman's Jazzman: The Gerry Carruthers Story is a hilarious and unique blend of mockumentary and stop-motion animation. It's a story about a fictional jazz pianist, Gerry Carruthers, and his lifelong struggle for fame and recognition. Through interviews of the people that loved and hated him, the viewer is taken inside The Silver Nugget, the Sacramento jazz club where Carruthers became infamous. The film also features a fantastic original jazz score by local composers as well as one-of-a-kind handmade character puppets.
Cro-Magnon Pictures is a firm believer in low budget, environmentally friendly film making. This film was directed and written by up and coming filmmakers Ben Harris and Paul Maupoux. All the actors, musicians, animators, and designers donated their time and the puppets were made from recycled materials, i.e. cardboard, toilet paper rolls and dryer lint. For more shorts and info. visit their website at; www.cromagnonpictures.com. The film is an official selection of STIFF 2011 and will screen at the NW Film Forum on Friday, June 10th at 9:15pm. For ticket info. click here.