Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stream "Firewall of Sound" in its entirety on Vimeo!

I am proud to announce that you can now watch the entire documentary in full on Vimeo. If you haven't had a chance to see the movie yet, enjoy! Please send us your thoughts (post on our Facebook page or e-mail us) and send the link to anyone you know who might be interested. Once again, thanks to each and every one of you for helping us take this film to so many different festivals in so many different places. Our little movie went all over America, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom! And now it can be viewed on computer screens across the globe...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Firewall of Sound comes to Kannapolis! With swag!

Don't forget to stop by the Historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC on Saturday, October 1 at 3 PM for our screening at this year's Modern Film Fest. After the screening will be a Q&A with director Devin DiMattia, as well as Avett Brothers manager Dolph Ramseur!

As if that weren't enough, we will be selling the last of the official Firewall of Sound t-shirts, and we will also be giving away tons of free swag, like soundtrack CDs, posters, and a bunch of other stuff.

It's our victory lap after an amazing year of awesome film festivals and screenings, and it wouldn't have been possible without your support!

ALSO, don't forget to come to Wilmington, NC, this November, as DiMattia's latest project, a music video he directed for the local band Fractal Farm, will make its debut at this year's Cucalorus Film Festival! Help them raise the funds they need to run a successful fest by donating to their Kickstarter page!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FREE screening at Hopscotch!

We are very happy to announce that Firewall of Sound will be screening at this year's Hopscotch Music Festival in downtown Raleigh, NC! This is a FREE screening, and it will be taking place this Saturday, Sept. 10, 12:30 PM at the Lincoln Theatre! Did we mention that it's FREE?

We'll be screening right before the Drive-By Truckers documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending, which we had the privilege of screening alongside at Athfest earlier this summer. There will also be free music playing outside the Lincoln Theatre, including a set at 4 PM from Merge artists The Rosebuds. You can find out more info about this event by visiting the festival's official website.

So come on by, take in a flick, get a free haircut courtesy of Bottega, and enjoy the festival! We hope to see you there!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Just Off the Radar interview now online!

You can now stream the episode of the Athens, GA music program Just Off the Radar featuring an interview with director Devin DiMattia, as well as music from Merge recording artist Richard Buckner and Wilmington, NC band Fractal Farm, by using the player above or by visiting the show's official website.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Director Interview on Modern Film Fest

Director Devin DiMattia was recently interviewed by Michael Knox, the festival director for this year's Modern Film Fest, which Firewall of Sound will be playing at this October.

In the interview, DiMattia discusses why he decided to tackle the complex issue of music in the digital age, the meaning behind the film's title, and offers some pieces of advice for up-and-coming documentary filmmakers.

Firewall of Sound screens at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Modern Film Fest, at the historic Gem Theatre, Kannapolis NC. Tickets are just $4 each and DiMattia will be in attendance for a Q&A at the screening.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Firewall of Sound comes to San Francisco!

We are super-excited to be screening as part of this year's San Francisco Frozen Film Festival! If you are in the San Fran area, you can catch us on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 PM at the Roxie Theater! Here's where to get more info and to buy tickets.

And, in case you need more proof of our awesomeness, check out this glowing review by the University of Georgia independent student paper Red & Black:
This should be required viewing for any local musicians—much like “The Godfather” for men and “When Harry met Sally” for women.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Things to Do At Athfest (in addition to seeing Firewall of Sound!)

We learned the hard way when we premiered Firewall of Sound at CMJ: Festivals can be a bit overwhelming.

Fortunately, Athfest promises to offer a no-nonsense lineup of awesome bands, films, artists, and a whole lot more! Here's what we recommend you check out at this year's festival:
  • Laughfest 2011: If you happen to be in Athens tomorrow, you're in luck because that night is when the 40 Watt Club trots out an impressive roster of comedians for the 2nd Annual Laughfest. Headliner this year is Dan Telfer, who some of you may know as one of the hosts of The A.V. Club's "Pop Pilgrims" web series, but most of you probably know him from his rant on which dinosaur is the best. (Wed, June 22 at 8 PM; $10 at the door/$5 with Athfest wristband; 40 Watt Club)
  • The Found Footage Festival: Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher celebrate twenty years of digging up old VHS tapes from all over the world for their annual exhibition of odd and hilarious found footage. Trust us; the stuff they show at these things is insane. Think Everything Is Terrible! but more so. (Sat, June 25 at 8:30 PM; $10 general/$8 with Athfest wristband; Ciné)
  • Washed Out w/Reptar and FLT RSK: Okay, look. I'm gonna be honest with you. You can pretty much just keep your feet planted in either the 40 Watt Club or Ciné all weekend long because both venues are offering some choice events. It all comes to a head on Saturday night, when 40 Watt presents chillwave maestro Washed Out, along with local favorites Reptar and FLT RSK. (Sat, June 25 at 9 PM; wristband-only event; 40 Watt Club)
Of course, we do not hesitate to remind our viewers that you can also see Firewall of Sound at this year's Athfest, not once, but TWICE! We'll be screening Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 PM and again Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 PM, both times at Ciné. See you there!