Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live…And More: A Special Film Screening and Q&A
Monday, September 11, 7pm, Belcourt Theatre
RSVPs for current conference registrants will be sent tomorrow, September 8. Tickets for general admission are available to purchase for $10 here.
Join us at the historic Belcourt Theatre for an intimate screening of the concert film Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live…And More. After a raving premiere at SXSW® this year, we are proud to be bringing this special film to a Nashville screen during AMERICANAFEST℠. Filmed at Glendale, Calif.’s Alex Theatre and directed by Benno Nelson (of production company Yes Equals Yes), the epic film features music from Big Star’s revered Thirdalbum with performances by sole surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens along with Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (the dB’s) plus the Posies’ Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer. In addition, this core ensemble is joined by a star-studded cast of guest artists including Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Robyn Hitchcock, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Benmont Tench, Jessica Pratt, Brett Harris, Django Haskins, and Skylar Gudasz, as well as a full chamber orchestra helmed by San Francisco’s acclaimed Kronos Quartet and conducted by Carl Marsh, who wrote the original orchestrations for Third. A special Q&A with director Benno Nelson and Big Star’s Jody Stephens and more will follow screening.