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Upcoming documentary on some local people you know from TV
« on: December 11, 2021, 02:00:00 PM »
I was fortunate enough to shoot the stills:

https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=14920





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World premiere of that "local people" film I mentioned last December
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2022, 05:00:17 PM »
Now titled "Banded Together - The Boys From Glen Rock High", the documentary premiered at the Montclair Film Festival on October 29. Because of ticket demand, a second screening was quickly scheduled for the 30th at a larger facility.

You may recall that it starred New Jersey's own Uncle Floyd and his two brothers Jimmy and Jerry - both from the Conan O'Brien Show's band (guitarist Jimmy was the band leader and Jerry played sax..........and Conan's in the flick talking about them), along with 5 other extremely talented musicians, who played in several top-level acts that ranged from the Four Seasons to Broadway shows (and several others I'm forgetting). All were Glen Rock High School graduates and friends from a half-century ago, whose music teacher - Joe Sielski - molded them all into top-notch musicians.

The trailer may explain some of this better than I can: https://vimeo.com/702943657

50 years after the fact, another GRHS student from back then - Barry Rubinow, who became a Hollywood movie producer - put the guys back together with Joe and it was like no time had passed. They played magnificently together right off the bat, as evidenced at the reunion show last December.

The documentary was accepted by the Montclair Film Festival and was a big hit. After both screenings, there was a Q and A with the band members. I shots stills and video and this is my interpretation of the event:

https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=17345

I'm told that this film was just accepted by the Ridgewood Film Festival and will be shown on April 27, 2023. If you're into music, GET A TICKET!



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Curious about this great movie? There's going to be a screening tomorrow night - Thursday, March 30, 2023 - at 7pm in the Glen Rock High School auditorium (where the original December 2, 2021 reunion concert took place). Tickets - which you can get here: https://tinyurl.com/BandedTix - are $10 (and going fast).

Most of the band - including Uncle Floyd Vivino - will be present. There will be an after-screening audience/band Q&A and perhaps a couple of other surprises.

I got a surprise this morning when I opened up my copy of The Record and found a GREAT - and very thorough - article by Jim Beckerman about this event.

I expected the article to maybe be on the front page of the entertainment section, but it actually made it to the front page (1A!) of the main section! You can read it here:

https://www.northjersey.com/story/entertainment/movies/2023/03/29/glen-rock-band-teacher-documentary-he-inspired-eight-pro-musicians/70045061007/

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