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American Folk

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American Folk

Q&A Amber Rubarth and JBFC founder Steve Apkon followed by a performance

In this warm-hearted drama, folk musicians Amber Rubarth and Joe Purdy play Joni and Elliot, a couple of strangers who are thrown together by circumstance in the days after 9/11. Stranded in California, they end up taking a road trip to New York, making music-powered connections with all kinds of strangers along the way. “A heartfelt homage to American folk music” (Hollywood Reporter), this film is also an evocative and moving reminder of the reverberations of 9/11 across the country.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)


Q&A Amber Rubarth and JBFC founder Steve Apkon followed by a live performance
Wednesday, Aug. 22 2018, 7:30
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Amber Rubarth has performed her music far and wide, touring solo across South Africa, Europe, Japan, and all throughout America. After many years of solo touring, Rubarth lights up these days with collaborations in both film and music. She has written original songs and score for numerous films including Sundance festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and the super-marathon documentary Desert Runners. Rubarth will perform her original music after the conversation

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2018: Music Films, Old and New series.

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