Pastor Pat "Patrinell Staten" Wright autographs Robbie Hill's copy of Kearney Barton: Wheedle's Groove at last night's cast & crew screening of the Wheedle's Groove documentary.Photos by Brian James Barr
For the last five years, local filmmaker and all-around awesome Texan, Jennifer Maas, has been working to conjure up the sacred soul of Seattle's past. After winning the Audience Award at the Indie Memphis Film Festival last month, Wheedle's Groove, her documentary about Seattle's criminally overlooked soul, r n' b, and funk scene of the 60s and 70s, will have its West Coast premier next Tuesday in Olympia, WA. After seeing the film in a couple different edit-stages, including last night's cast & crew screening, I can honestly say Maas' movie rips! She is one helluva a filmmaker, no question. Last night, she had local funk legend Robbie Hill practically tripping over himself in awe of the film's greatness! And no less than the king of class himself, Overton Berry, said to me "Oh man...wasn't that something?! Man..."
So, if have any soul at all, you should hustle down to Oly this coming Tuesday. Here's some info on the screening and special guests in attendance that night.
After 5 years in the making, next week marks the West Coast premiere of Wheedle's Groove, a feature length documentary chronicling the Seattle soul scene of the late '60s / early '70s.
Tuesday, November 10th, 6 PM
@ The 26th Annual Olympia Film Festival:
The Capitol Theater
416 Washington St SE
Following the premiere, a handful of the Wheedle's Groove artists will be in attendance to answer questions, including Robbie Hill (Family Affair, Black On White Affair) and Jamar Jenkins (Cold, Bold & Together), along with Director Jennifer Maas, Wheedle's Groove mastermind DJ Mr. Supreme, new album producer Dynomite D., and a few folks from Light In The Attic.
And here are some more photos from last night's event.
Wheedle's Groove director Jennifer Maas and Associate Producer Richard Davidson
Light In The Attic head honcho Matt Sullivan chats with DJ Mr. Supreme, the man responsible for rediscovering Seattle's soul.
(L-R) William Espy, Ricardo Frazer, Overton Berry, Ron Buford