6:30-8:30 Ballroom Theatre
Presented by Izdahar, the documentary, “First to Fall,” will be making its Brattleboro debut at The Latchis Ballroom Theater. Sundance Award winning Director, Rachel Beth Anderson, will host a post-screening discussion on making this brave and dangerous film about the recent war in Libya. The documentary follows two young Libyan men who leave their comfortable lives in Canada to fight alongside their fellow countrymen. Upon arriving in Libya, their paths diverge. Hamid (26) blazes ahead with fearless enthusiasm, easily fitting into the boyish camaraderie among the rebel forces. Tarek (21) finds his journey more introspective and unsure, and is far from a natural-born soldier. For eight months, the cameras document raw moments of personal and breathtakingly dangerous acts of war and sacrifice.
Tickets: $20 at the door
4:15 Latchis Theatre
The Movie MUSCLE SHOALS—The Incredible True Story of A Small Town With A Big Sound. Out of this little northern Alabama town of Muscle Shoals have come some of the most resonant songs of our time. From dirt-poor poverty, Rick Hall brought black and white singers and musicians together during one of the most socially volatile times to create the “Muscle Shoals sound.” Aretha Franklin, Gregg Allman, Wilson Pickett, Keith Richards, Alicia Keyes and countless more attest to the awesome magnetism and mystery of Muscle Shoals and why it remains influential today. See more at: magpictures.com/muscleshoals
Will McFarlane, a member of the Muscle Shoals Allstars will answer questions after the movie.
Tickets are $9 and will be available at the door.
7:00 p.m. Latchis Theatre
The Royal Royal features brothers Nathan and Gabriel Finochio, who hail from the great white north of Canada. They grew up listening to Keith Green and were also influenced musically by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young. Their music is innovative and progressive, and the lyrics and message spring from ancient biblical truths.
Also featured is Will McFarlane, who was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009. He played lead guitar for Bonnie Raitt for six years and then moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to work as a studio musician with the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. He is currently is on a movie tour with the Muscle Shoals Allstars.
Tickets are $5 and $3 for students, available at brattleborotix.com and at the door.