The Sweet Remains are booked for Sisters Folk Festival — and featured in the movie “The Independents.”
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The Sweet Remains are booked for Sisters Folk Festival — and featured in the movie “The Independents.” wphoto provided
Sisters Movie House will host a special screening of the movie The Independents on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:45 p.m. as part of the run-up to the festival set for September 6-8.

“The Independents” debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where the Hollywood Reporter hailed it as “An extremely engaging film… An unconventional and sharply written script which subverts all the cliches of the star-is-born

story.”

It then won the jury prize for Best Feature Film at the Omaha Film Festival and went on to win audiences and plaudits at many top U.S. festivals including Deadcenter Film Fest, Dallas International Film Fest, Virginia Film Fest, Naples International Film Fest, and The Mill Valley Film Festival.

The film is based on the story of The Sweet Remains, one of the performing bands at the 2019 Sisters Folk Festival. The band members also star in the movie.

The general release of “The Independents” is coming in the fall of 2019, with preview showings now in select cities, including this very special screening leading up to the Sisters Folk Festival.

There is no admission charge, but donations will be collected at the door to cover the costs of bringing this movie to you. Seating is limited, so organizers request that you do not take tickets that you will not use.

A short Q & A with Greg Naughton, the film’s writer and director, will take place afterwards.

The official trailer can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/253262536. For tickets visit https://theindependents.eventbrite.com.

The Sisters Folk Festival has announced the final schedule for the annual festival, September 6-8. The festival’s 11 venues throughout downtown Sisters feature performances by 46 artists over three days.

Artists in the final lineup for 2019 include: Bruce Cockburn, Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs, Ron Artis II & The Truth, Le Vent du Nord, Rising Appalachia, The East Pointers and

more.

For tickets and more information visit www.

sistersfolkfestival.org.