Bascially Frightened Film Screening

by aec

The AEC is partnering with Shaking Ray Levi Society, Big River Grille and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre to bring "Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton" on Thursday, June 21.

The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with a reception sponsored by Big River Grille. The film will start at 6:30 PM. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A; session with the film's Atlanta-based filmmaker, Michael Koepenik. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will host the event.

Tickets are still available! They are only $10.00 per person and include the film, reception and the program.

Watch the trailer!


And get a sneak peak of the beginning of the film!


For more information or to purchase a ticket call AEC at (423) 267-1218 or click here.

And don't forget to check out some of the Colonel's websites!
http://www.colbruce.com/
http://www.basicallyfrightened.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083935/

AEC Presents "Basically Frightened"

by aec

The Arts & Education Council (AEC) is partnering with Shaking Ray Levi Society, Big River Grille and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre to bring "Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton" on Thursday, June 21.

The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with a reception sponsored by Big River Grille. The film will start at 6:30 PM. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A; session with the film's Atlanta-based filmmaker, Michael Koepenik.

Tickets are $10.00 per person and include the film, reception and the program.

"Basically Frightened" originally premiered to a sold out crowd at the Atlanta Film Festival on March 30, 2012.

The film is about musician and Southern Gentleman extraordinaire Col. Bruce Hampton. Although the Colonel is not a common household name, he is known throughout the music industry as a ground-breaking bandleader and performer.

The film includes interviews with several friends and band mates who try to explain why the Colonel is the coolest extraterrestrial you have never heard of. Some interviewees include: Billy Bob Thorton, Dave Matthews, Peter Buck and Members of Phish, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler and The Grateful Dead.

Bruce Hampton's influence has even impacted Chattanooga. Local artist and musician Dennis Palmer appears in the film for a few seconds playing a Moog synthesizer in the Colonel's group, the Egyptian Windmill Operators, at the Barking Legs Theater.

"Whether it's a few seconds or an entire tour, it's always an enjoyable sonic challenge to play and create with him," he said. "The Col. is the greatest musician I've ever had the pleasure to know. Additionally, it's fantastic that the Chattanooga audience gets to experience his impact and history as one of the South's most inventive and surreal band leaders."

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