CIMMfest is thrilled to see the return of this extremely important, timely and thought provoking documentary. Join us, along with Siskel Film Center & Chicago Music Exchange for an evening of film and conversation, Sat, Oct 12th at 7:45PM.
Director Maxine Trump and Dan Wean, acoustic guitar specialist at Chicago Music Exchange, will appear for audience discussion following the 10/12 screening.
“A powerful experience…the film excels.”
— Naomi Heindel, Sage Magazine
About this film:
Musicwood tackles almost too many hot-button issues: natural resource extraction and liquidation, sustainable forestry in old-growth rain forests, the rights of indigenous Alaskan tribes, the brutal horror of clear-cut logging, and those pesky Greenpeace know-it-alls. World-renowned guitar-makers — Chris Martin, Bob Taylor and Dave Berryman of Gibson — travel to near primeval Southeast Alaska to negotiate with the tribes and change the way Sitka Spruce is logged in the endangered Tongass forest before it’s too late for their acoustic guitars. Steve Earle, The Antlers, Lambchop, Yo la Tengo, Kaki King, Turin Brakes, and Sergius Gregory add acoustic performances. (CF)
Chicago International Music and Movies Festival patrons pay $8 to either the Saturday or Monday screening with the code CIMM, available in-person only at the Film Center box office.
For those interested, Andy Markowitz interviewed Musicwood director, Maxine Trump, for a “CIMMfest Doc Spotlight” back in March. Check it out. “Musicwood: A Music Documentary That Speaks for the Trees”