News Abby Singer Songwriter

Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Filthy Pedro

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Jamie Block stars in debut film “Abby Singer/Songwriter”

Jamie Block, one of the early pioneers of the New York Antifolk scene, is set to star in his first feature length movie – Abby Singer/Songwriter.

Premièring at the Brooklyn Film Festival on June 3rd, the film has the great strap line:

A has-been New York rock-star teams up with a wannabe filmmaker to destroy hipster culture in New York… if they don’t destroy each other first.

The film that tells the story of Jamie Block — a divorced stockbroker has-been who was once an indie-rock anti-folk star signed to Capitol Records — who meets Onur Tukel, a hapless middle-aged filmmaker who has just moved to Brooklyn. In this coming-of-middle-age story, Onur persuades Block to sink his money into a series of increasingly absurd music videos to promote his comeback as a musician.

Desperate to impress his two beautiful, nonchalant teenaged daughters, Block casts them in the videos, which then play on multiple screens throughout this hallucinatory film. As tension mounts between director and musician Block’s bank account and grip on reality dwindle. The film blends documentary and narrative with the lost art of the music video to tell the story of a comeback, a crack-up and a breakthrough.

You can catch the film at 10:30 pm on Wednesday June 3 at the  Windmill Studios or at 11:00 pm, Thursday June 4 at the  Nitehawk Cinema.

For more information, go to:

www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/films/detail.asp?fid=1555


About the Author

is an Antifolk musician and founder of the British Antifolk movement. Some say he is over 10,000 years old and sees Antifolk as the evolution of folk music. Others say he is actually originally from Anglesey and first got into Antifolk when he realised the type of music he liked and made had a name.



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