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 will be shown in September at the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival in Arizona. The movie already has been shown at seven film festivals, won a top award at five of them, and was named by rock writer Richie Unterberger as one of the top 10 rock documentaries of 2018.
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calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary about Calm Before, the 1967 album by The Rising Storm, has received its fourth award — the Audience Choice Award from the Colorado Festival Productions crew and the Lyons International Film Festival audience.
The movie, which was screened at the festival this month, 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 RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., and at the Doc’n Roll Festival in London, a British film festival that features movies about music.