"The Trouble With Uncle Max" (2016)
Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

"The Trouble With Uncle Max" (2016)

  • The Parlor Room

FREE. 

"An award winning short film about murder, manipulation and peppermint stick ice cream. When Sonya convinces her boyfriend, Joe, to kill her abusive Uncle so they can disappear with his money, they think they have the perfect scheme. They quickly learn that nothing ever goes according to plan and murder is never easy."

FOCUS LOCUS - Free monthly intimate film screenings of locally produced art, independent works, discussions among filmmakers and aficionados, video open mics and community building. A new project of Northampton Community Television.

Want to show some work at a Focus Locus?
Contact Al Williams at palwilliams@northamptontv.org

 

 


"Behind A Good Song" (2016)
Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

"Behind A Good Song" (2016)

  • The Parlor Room

Doors open at 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC ABOUNDS

Jim Olsen, president and co-founder of Signature Sounds Recordings, one of the most prolific roots music labels in America, is scared that a lot of good music will be lost. As Internet services like Spotify provide access to songs at zero cost to the listener, Olsen notes that music is losing its value—"a dangerous proposition." This de-valuation spells financial difficulty for virtually all but top pop-royalty acts, and perhaps a cultural deficiency down the road as those who would devote their lives are edged out of the market.

Against these changes that have emerging artists and the major labels scrambling alike, Signature Sounds, skeleton staff of five, has been carving itself into the foothills of music, shucking standard industry practices and creating a model resembling a label from "back in the 50's, in the 60's," says veteran folk and blues singer-songwriter Chris Smither, when "companies actually took an interest in developing the artist." Started as a labor of love in Jim Olsen's basement, the Pioneer Valley-based label has resolutely nurtured its artists, swift profits or not, and has itself grown steadily over twenty years from a hobby project to a cultural bastion, providing a home for folk, Americana, roots, singer-songwriter, and now indie rock musicians.

Last November, Signature Sounds celebrated their 20th Anniversary by throwing a three-day concert and inviting their musicians to come play at the historic Academy of Music in Northampton, MA. It was a triumphant moment, a testament to music and community in the 21st century. At the center of our film is this concert; from the stage to the greenrooms, we will lead you through the stories and the lives that made it all possible. Musicians, managers, producers, and booking agents all have a part in the tale of one small label and its mark on music in America. We will take you to that concert in our documentary short, “Behind a Good Song.”

FOCUS LOCUS PRESENTS "The Cards" (2015)
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

FOCUS LOCUS PRESENTS "The Cards" (2015)

  • The Parlor Room

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

"The Cards is a psychological thriller following 17 year old Ada Welles as she navigates a life she can’t remember. Following a nearly fatal car accident, Ada can’t form new memories. Now, she must put all of her trust into her friends, but the line between trust and truth is more blurry than she thought. 

Jake Bridgman, a current student at Emerson College, directed the film during his senior year at Northampton High School. The Cards is produced by NHS Teacher, Jeromie Whalen and Jake Bridgman, in association with Northampton Community Television."

FOCUS LOCUS - Free monthly intimate film screenings of locally produced art, independent works, discussions among filmmakers and aficionados, video open mics and community building. A new project of Northampton Community Television.

Want to show some work at a Focus Locus?
Contact Al Williams at palwilliams@northamptontv.org

KRIS DELMHORST
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

KRIS DELMHORST

  • The Parlor Room

STRANGE CONVERSATION  ANNIVERSARY SHOW

KD's 2006 album STRANGE CONVERSATION, a collection of songs based on works by well-known poets from Walt Whitman to Rumi, turns ten years old! The original band from the recording reconvenes to play the entire album as well as six new songs from an anniversary EP to be released at the show. 

$15/ADV, $18/Door. Doors open at 7:30pm.