SDFF 2023 Curtain Raiser Event – Dusty & Stones, Filmmaker Q&A, BBQ & Country Dance Party!
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DATE: Sunday, March 12, 2023 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Sebastopol, CA
The 16th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival will kick off on March 12 with a Curtain Raiser Event on March 12, featuring the California Premiere of Dusty and Stones (82 mins). This unique film captures the journey of a Country music duo from Swaziland, as they embark on a 10-day road trip through the American South after receiving a surprise invite to compete at a battle of the bands in Texas. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jesse Rudoy.
Once the screening and Q&A wrap, the evening will take a toe-tapping turn, becoming a Country Western Dance Party, including food (BBQ, cornbread, salads) from A Guy and His Grill, and assorted beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options). In addition to spinning a variety of Country Music for the dancing (Country Two-Step and Waltz, line dancing and East & West Coast Swing), DJ Joy Anagnostis from OutWest Dance in Sebastopol will also be leading line dancing lessons!
Curtain Raiser Schedule:
2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3:00 p.m. Dusty & Stones screening
4:20 p.m. Filmmaker Q&A
5:00 p.m. Line Dancing Lessons, Food & Drinks
5:30 p.m. Country Western Dance Party
7:00 p.m. Event Ends
Dusty & Stones Image Gallery
(click on thumbs to access full-sized images)
Event presented by Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, in partnership with Sebastopol Community Cultural Center.
The 16th Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival runs March 16-19, 2023, followed by a Virtual Festival March 20-29, which features a selection of films from the live fest. Details and tickets are available at sebdocs.org.
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