Capture 2014 Kickoff Is Sept. 19 With Screening Of The Wrecking Crew

With Guest Director Denny Tedesco

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Denny Tadesco will bring his film, The Wrecking Crew, to Chattanooga for an exclusive screening and Q&A with the filmmaker. This screening will coincide with the Capture 2014 filmmaking kick-off event on Friday, Sept. 19. The Capture 2014 kick-off begins at 5:30 p.m., the screening of The Wrecking Crew will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center,  200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Caputre - A Community Filmmaking Project, is a unique weekend long event in which participants collectively create documentaries about Chattanooga over a 48-hour period. The project begins Friday, Sept. 19, at Bessie Smith Cultural Center as registered participants gather for directions and have the next 24 hours to capture footage. On Saturday, the footage will be turned over to three professional editing teams who will then edit the submitted imagery to make three mini-documentaries scored by area musicians. The project concludes on Sunday, Sept. 21, with a celebratory community screening featuring awards and live music at Carmike Majestic Theater in downtown Chattanooga.

AVA welcomes Mr. Tedesco as juror for the three films for the 2014 Capture event.  Mr. Tedesco is the creator and director of the independent documentary The Wrecking Crew. His film chronicles the studio work of a group of musicians that are little known to people outside of the recording studios. From the 1950's through the 1960's, the Wrecking Crew recorded studio sessions with wide and distinguished list of chart-topping soloists and bands including Elvis, The Monkees, Dean Martin, Association, Sonny and Cher, The Mamas and The Papas, The Beach Boys and Glen Campbell, to name but a few.  Mr. Tedesco's personal commitment to the long process of creating this documentary is, in itself, a remarkable story.  His father, Tommy Tedesco, was the guitarist member of The Wrecking Crew.  Mr. Tedesco draws upon his upbringing around this special group of musicians who may not be well known by name, but for anyone who's paid attention to the history of Rock N' Roll, The Wrecking Crew sound is unmistakeable. Denny's journey over the past 17 years of producing the film that tells this story of music history is truly a labor of love and admiration, said officials.

The Wrecking Crew official website: www.wreckingcrewfilm.com
The Wrecking Crew official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xs2kJn6PBE


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