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Opening Night Feature: Nighthawks on the Blue Highway
October 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
“Pepino’s Back” (8:00pm), Luca Bich, Italy, 51 minutes – Jorge Luis Fernandez ‘Pepino’, after a 30 years long exile from his land, goes back to his past, back to his friend and family, to his mother’s grave, to the streets of La Habana, to his rock music and at the end of his trip he’ll feel more reconciled, free.
“Nighthawks on the Blue Highway” (9:00pm). Michael Streissguth, USA, 75 minutes – The Nighthawks struggle to keep their music alive after four decades in the unforgiving music business. Hopeless record deals, weary days on the road, and conflict among the four members threaten to bury the band. But The Nighthawks soldier on, carrying the torch of the blues into the 21st century. Starring George Thorogood, John Hammond, Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson, and Mark Wenner.
Festival Passes are $50 and are good for all receptions, panels, and screenings over four days. General Admission tickets are $8 and will be available at the ticket counter.