Meet the Filmmaker Q&A Reception
. and are proud to present “Barbershop Punk,” with Director/Producer/Writer Georgia Sugimura Archer as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Gainesville State College: Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building, Room 3110 (on Mathis Drive) on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Ticket price includes the movie and the Meet the Filmmaker Q&A session
following the film screening.
Is “The Man” controlling the vertical, the horizontal, and the channel you’ll be on?
In a privatized American Internet, is big business “Big Brother” or does the free market protect and serve the needs of the average citizen with its invisible hand? With the simple act of swapping files, barbershop quartet baritone Robb Topolski finds himself at ground zero of a landmark case whose outcome will affect the rights of every American citizen.
Following one man’s personal quest to defend what he believes to be his inalienable rights, BARBERSHOP PUNK examines the critical issues surrounding the future of the American Internet and what it takes to challenge the status quo.
Contemplating the future of the American Internet and the inalienable rights under review, the film features discussions with Ian MacKaye, Damian Kulash of OK Go, Henry Rollins, Janeane Garofalo, EFF’s John Perry Barlow, U.S. Congressman Chip Pickering, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Free Form DJ Jim Ladd, Clinton White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, Michelle Combs of the Christian Coalition, Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes, NARAL’s Ted Miller, lobbyist Jack Burkman, and FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, among others.
Following a screening of her feature film, “Barbershop Punk,” Georgia Sugimura Archer (Director, Producer, Writer) and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker.
Within a framework of personal experiences, Georgia draws upon her professional background in music, dance, narrative film, and still photography. Graduating from the American Film Institute, where she was awarded the Women In Film as well as the George and Barbara Bush Foundation scholarships, she has also received an MTV award for Best Hard Rock Video. This is her feature directorial debut.
The 2011-2012 Southern Circuit is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and local partner organizations. Special support for Southern Circuit was provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.