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Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Curtain Raiser
March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 2:30 p.m., Dusty and Stones screens at 3 p.m., the filmmaker Q&A begins at 4:20 p.m., followed at 5 p.m. by line dancing lessons, food (BBQ, cornbread, salads), and beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options). The Country Western Dance party will run from 5:30-7 p.m.
This special Curtain Raiser Event kicks off the 16th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. The centerpiece of the evening is the California Premiere of Dusty & Stones, followed by a Q&A with director Jesse Rudoy. Dusty & Stones captures Swazi Country music duo Gazo “Dusty” Simelane and Linda “Stones” Msibi, aka Dusty & Stones, as they embark on a 10-day road trip through the American South after receiving a surprise invite to compete at a battle of the bands in Texas.
After the screening and Q&A, the evening will take a toe-tapping turn, becoming a Country Western Dance Party that includes food (BBQ, cornbread, salads) from A Guy and His Grill, and assorted beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options). In addition to spinning a variety of Country Music for the dancing (Country Two-Step and Waltz, line dancing and East & West Coast Swing), DJ Joy Anagnostis from OutWest Dance in Sebastopol will also be leading line dancing lessons!
Event presented by Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, in partnership with Sebastopol Community Cultural Center.
Dusty and Stones
As country duo Dusty & Stones struggle to sustain a music career in the tiny African Kingdom of Swaziland, they yearn for greater recognition. When they are unexpectedly nominated to compete in a Texas battle of the bands, the two cousins journey to the heart of American country music, determined to win big and turn their careers around.