Trying to get the word out about an event I’m bringing to the Plaza Theatre.
It’s an excellent new documentary on Mark Sandman, mysterious/iconic frontman for the band Morphine. The film explores the band’s impact and artistic merit as well as Sandman’s tragic story and untimely death (onstage, of a heart attack). I appear briefly in the film along with Sandman’s family, surviving band members, and musicians and critics like Ben Harper, Mike Watt, Josh Homme, Les Claypool, Seth Mnookin, John Medeski & Nic Harcourt. Here’s the trailer.
Another interesting facet of this event is that I’m using a brand-new platform called Tugg, which is like a Kickstarter for bringing indie films to any major city nationwide. Tugg has a vast network of affiliate theaters, and about 500 indie films to choose from at any one time. You select a film, a city, a local theater, a date and time, then Tugg tells you how many tickets you need to sell to make the event happen. They set up an event page where people can purchase advance tickets, but it only charges their cards when enough tickets are sold to greenlight the event. If the quota isn’t met and the event falls through, no one is charged.
Trying hard to make this screening happen, and could really use some support in the form of reblogs and posts on your other social media if you’re interested in helping. Here’s a link to the event page.
The screening is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Plaza Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The deadline for meeting the pre-sale quota is Nov. 4.
Purchase your advance tickets asap! (remember - you’re only charged if we hit the quota!)