calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary about Calm Before, the 1967 album by The Rising Storm, will be shown in April 6 at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C. The movie had its premiere in August at the Juke Box International Film Festival in Carson City, Nev., where it received first place in the short documentary film category. It was shown at the Santa Cruz Film Festival in California, where it received the “Best Short Documentary Award,” and at Festival Sayulita in Mexico. where it received the award for “Best Musical Documentary.” It also was shown at the Doc’n Roll Festival in London, a British film festival that features movies about music.
Tracking the Storm
* ‘Frozen Laughter’ — original from Calm Before — is featured in a new movie starring Evan Rachel Wood. The song also has been released on Sky Girl, a foreign compilation.
* Long-awaited vinyl ’45 of two of our best originals has been released by Penniman Records. See ‘Shop‘ page.
* calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary movie about The Rising Storm and Calm Before has been shown at six film festivals, won a top award at four of them, and was named by rock writer Richie Unterberger as one of the top 10 rock documentaries of 2018.
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