Monday, October 12, 2009

Day 4: FERRON: GIRL ON A ROAD

I know lots of folks are looking forward to this documentary on a true LGBT and music legend. Let us know what you thought!

Note: The short film A Drag King Extravaganza screened during this program.

26 comments:

Christopher R said...

I enjoyed this documentary during the screening process and even more on the "big screen" with an audience. Her music is beautiful, and her comments on feminism and how we treat our families and history were heartfelt and moving. Now we need to get her to perform in Rochester....

Gaby said...

I'm a big Ferron fan, so it would have been hard for me not to like this film -- but I really liked it a LOT. I loved hearing the musicians in her band talk about the music, loved listening to the songs. The interviews felt intimate. Ferron is able to be engaging and welcoming while really remaining very private. I feel like I know her and like I don't know her at all. I loved the piano player's comments about the gentleness and silence in her music.

Tina said...

Fantastic, moving powerful. I didn't grow up with Ferron, had no clue of her other than she was a lesbian performer so this was very good

Anonymous said...

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Beautiful film and music!

Anonymous said...

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What a remarkable musician/poet - I want to know more about her life and her work.

Anonymous said...

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I've never heard someone sing like that before. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

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Ferron rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

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Outstanding Ferron!

Anonymous said...

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DRAG KING EXTRAVAGANZA was too long and drawn out.

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Ballot comment from Mara P.:
Great! Only thing is that the description spoke a lot about activism? I felt like that was not as prevalent as expected.

Anonymous said...

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Excellent! Thank you. A Ferron devotee, are we.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from Christopher R.:
I had never heard of Ferron before initially watching the screener (although her music seems familiar). Her writing, singing, and esp her observations on feminism and disregard for family and history made this film great. So glad we programmed this - now we need to get her here.

Anonymous said...

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Ferron - Great lesbians lead the way for inclusive loving.

Anonymous said...

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Excellent. Thank you for bringing Ferron to the festival.

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Ballot comment from Jamie W.:
Ferron was magnificent!

Anonymous said...

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Ferron - Amazing!!! Missed her - glad to see she's back!

Anonymous said...

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The best I've seen!

Anonymous said...

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I'm so happy that you presented a film about Ferron. She is my favorite singer-songwriter. I wish it could gain exposure to a more mainstream audience.

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Ferron is great! Thanks for bringing it to Rochester!

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Ballot comment from Jule S.:
I LOVE FERRON!

Anonymous said...

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Ferron was wonderful. We aren't familiar with her and it was wonderfully touching.

Anonymous said...

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It was great to see Ferron!! Must give them a prize!

Anonymous said...

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Please bring Ferron back for another screening.

Anonymous said...

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The very, very, very best double bill I've seen in a long, long time.

Anonymous said...

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The community partner was the best ever!

Short was TOO long - would've been just as effective if edited more.

Knew nothing about Ferron - what a sheer joy! Love her music, lyrics - she is so real. Loved it!!!

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Good beyond my words. Can we bring Ferron to Rochester.