The 2012 Back Row Film Series continues with the Chattanooga premiere of Basically Frightened, the documentary about musician and Southern gentleman extraordinaire, Col. Bruce Hampton. It will be presented June 21 at the Chattanooga Theatre Center. The reception will be at 6 p.m, the film at 6:30 p.m. and question and answer session at 7:45 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and includes the film, reception and program. Call 267-1218 to reserve tickets.
Review for Col. Bruce Hampton:
Bruce began his career with an unprecedented six figure record deal in 1970. The Hampton Grease Band's first album went on to be the worst selling album in the history of Columbia Records. He made a brave decision and continued his musical career, devoting himself to creating pure art rather than attempt any commercial success. The result has been an amazing, influential 50 year catalog of music and philosophy.
Dubbed the father of the Jam Band music scene, he is a guru to many a celeb. The film features interviews with Hampton's friends and band mates, who try to explain why he may be the coolest extraterrestrial you've never heard of.
Director Michael Koepenick will present question and answer after the film.
The AEC is partnering with the Shaking Ray Levi Society and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for this event. An opening reception will be sponsored by Big River Grille. Tickets are on sale now.