“PACIFICA PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE”
AIRDATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
HOST: Donna Walker
Today we continue to highlight the 2nd Annual Downtown Film Festival, running August 12 – August 22, focusing on the Grammy Museum series of music films. Guests include: the incomparable Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” and “Two of Us”), along with the Dimani Baker and Alex Vlack, filmmakers behind “Still Bill” which traces his roots from the coal mining town of Slab Fork to his fame as a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter of such hits as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Two of Us,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Lean on Me.” Other guests include Gerald Casale, bass player, video director, and founding member of Devo, who talks about de-volution, Bruce Conner’s experimental film “Mongoloid”; Poncho Sanchez on “Poncho at Montreux,” filmed on the occasion of Concord Records 20th Anniversary; Bestor Cram and Michael Streissguth, filmmakers of “Johnny Cash: Life at Folsom Prison” a documentary on the most important day in the life of the Man in Black, with archival footage, rare interviews with family, colleagues, and inmates involved in Johnny’s life and on that extraordinary day. The show concludes with director Euzhan Palcy (“Sugarcane Alley,” and “A Dry, White Season”) speaking on her film “Aime Cesaire: A Voice of History”, part of the festival’s Afrique 360 series.
Copies of all shows can be ordered through the Pacifica Radio Archives at www.pacificaradioarchives.org.