Wheedle’s Groove, a documentary film about Seattle’s forgotten soul music scene if the 1960s and 1970s. Is playing twice at the Sound Unseen International Duluth Film Festival!
Here are the details:
7:00 PM – Thurs. June 3rd at Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater – BUY TICKETS HERE
7:15 PM – Sat. June 5th at Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater – BUY TICKETS HERE
Check out the other great films on the Sound Unseen Lineup!
Michelle and Jennifer have arrived in Atlanta for the Atlanta Film Festival. Wheedle’s Groove will be screening on Sunday April 19th at 7:10pm at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Dr.
We are proud to announce that we will be screening at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival . It’s a very cool festival with films and musical performances (DJ Spooky and Robyn Hitchcock are two).
Sunday, March 7th at 3 PM
@ at Chicago Cultural Center’s Studio Theatre
78 E. Washington St.
We got a great review in the Willamette Week for the Reel Music Film Festival in Portland.
You’re not going to believe this, but Seattle had music before Nirvana! And not just Jimi Hendrix or Sir Mix-A-Lot, either. The Emerald City was home to a thriving soul scene in the ’60s and ’70s, and this documentary digs up exquisite odds and ends from a rich musical past largely eclipsed and forgotten by the booming ’90s. It was Seattle DJ Mr. Supreme who stumbled on local soul and funk masterpieces in Goodwills and record shops, only to find that many of the once-celebrated artists he’d discovered—players from funky, outrageous acts like Black On White Affair, Cookin’ Bag, and Cold, Bold Together—were living in obscurity around him. It’s the incredibly funky tracks from those bands that make up the, ahem, soul of Wheedle’s Groove. Between archival audio and exhaustive interviews, the film plays out kind of like a Pacific Northwest version of Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club. The documentary isn’t just an eye-opener for regional musicheads or vindication for these bands, who almost unilaterally disbanded when disco DJs took over the clubs and airwaves; it’s also more proof that one doesn’t have to work for Smithsonian Folkways to uncover important pieces of music history. Pop giveth and pop taketh away, but these artists are finally gaining national exposure three or four decades after their heyday. It’s moving (both emotionally and ass-shakingly) to see them rediscovered before your eyes. CASEY JARMAN. 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 23.
Wheedle’s Groove was asked to play Reel Film in Portland on Saturday January 23, 2009 7:00pm at Whitsell Auditorium in the Portland Art Museum. 1219 SW Park Avenue. The listing is here. This is an amazing festival in it’s 27th year. Many of our favorite music docs have played there. Here are a few of the too many to list: