The Chattanooga Film Society and Mise En Scenesters announced the third installment of th Summer Film Series with the documentary Reel Old School, produced by local Chattanooga filmmakers John Cotton and Brady Effler. The film will be shown Monday, Aug. 13, at the Downtown Chattanooga YMCA at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free.
Reel Old School investigates the transition in the music-recording world from analog to digital. The documentary features interviews with well know musicians and engineers such as Steve Albini (The Pixies, Nirvana, Shellac, Bush), Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie), and Bil VornDick (Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss), among many other independent artists and Engineers.
The film explores evidence of the correlation between the democratization of recording technology and the fall of the music industry, as well as highlights two conflicting paradigms: the analog paradigm of devotion and dedication to the craft, and the digital paradigm, with the dividing of life into app-sized proportions.
The Chattanooga Film Society is a non-profit organization that supports independent filmmaking locally and promotes professional film and television production across the region. It is currently working on the launch of a major film festival in downtown Chattanooga. For more information on becoming a member or sponsor of CFS, visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org.
Mise en Scenesters is a film club with the goal of providing more opportunities for people to see great films that are unlikely to ever play in a multiplex near them. Though based in Chattanooga, it’s also their goal to spread the gospel of strange and wonderful cinema through the exhibition of film, the publishing of film related writings and podcasts, creating films and fostering an inclusive society of fellow film nerds. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/MESFilmClub.