Romantic Warriors I - A Progressive Music Saga - Films & Words at The Flash

Romantic Warriors I - A Progressive Music Saga - Films & Words at The Flash

Chad Hutchinson

Sun, August 26, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is all ages

Romantic Warriors I - A Progressive Music Saga
Romantic Warriors I - A Progressive Music Saga
“Romantic Warriors I – A Progressive Music Saga”,
(USA/95.Min./2010)
A film by Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder

“Romantic Warriors I – A Progressive Music Saga”, is the first documentary in the series on progressive rock, produced by Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder of Zeitgeist Media a video production firm, based in Washington DC.

The film looks at the contemporary progressive rock scene on the US-East coast. Musicians, music label owners, festival organizers, progressive rock magazine editors, and radio hosts reflect on the history of progressive music and the thriving new scene of today. The film highlights the festival scene on the US East coast by visiting ProgDay, RoSfest and NEARfest. The film also discusses the importance of small music venues like Orion Sound Studios that allow bands to play and to get exposure to an audience. Progression Magazine called the film, “A masterful job of capturing the essence of progressive music as an underground phenomenon”.

As a genre, progressive rock has its roots in the 1960s, with such bands as The Beatles, The Moody Blues and Procol Harum and in the 70s by bands like Emerson Lake and Palmer, Genesis and Pink Floyd. It has found a home in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, taking on the instrumentation and tonalities of local cultures while still maintaining the inventive, complex forms that give it its unique sound. The film suggests that there is a renaissance in progressive rock, driven by the tools of the Internet and by young bands crafting a personal sound as alternative to mainstream music.

The documentary won the 2011 Bronze TIVA-DC Peer Award for Best Documentary, one of the most sought-after awards within the Mid-Atlantic film community and was broadcast on National Public Television on 40 public US- TV channels across the nation for over two years.
Chad Hutchinson
Chad Hutchinson
NEARfest (North East Art Rock Festival) Co-Founder
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org