The 5th Annual San Pedro International Film Festival proudly welcomes an evening with incendiary guitarist Wayne Kramer and wife Margaret Saadi Kramer as they discuss not only the MC5, and music for film, but especially their charity Jail Guitar Doors (co-founded w/legendary UK troubadour Billy Bragg). JGD finds people who work in prisons — including San Pedro’s infamous Terminal Island Prison — and provides them instruments for rehabilitation. The Kramers also talk about juggling work and family life. This intimate night concludes with a musical performance, and is hosted by veteran music critic Steve Hochman of KPCC. Co-presented by Girl Rock Ltd.
Wayne and Margaret will talk about the state of music, in their respective industries – Wayne as a working musician and Margaret as owner of the music publishing company, PostHaste Music, and international distributor for composers Brand X, who pioneered the genre of music in feature film trailers. Together Wayne and Margaret work tirelessly on Jail Guitar Doors, the concerts, the fundraising, the conscious raising, and providing music instruments, hope and inspiration to inmates in 70 prisons nationwide.
SPIFFest celebrates its 5-year milestone by expanding to 10 days of multimedia programming that includes art, music, virtual reality. One of the largest film festivals in South Bay, SPIFF brings dynamic content that enriches audiences and celebrates the cultural diversity of San Pedro, home to 100 years of film/television production and the Port of Los Angeles. The festival deftly weaves the wider appeal of Oscar-buzz gaining films within 15 categories that includes traditional to San Pedro centric, including a category for Pedro’s favorite literary citizen, Charles Bukowski.
Full Schedule at www.spiffest.org
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