FREE SCREENING: “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” – 1/18


Moonhanger Group, Macon Film Festival, Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids’ Festival, and The Blue Indian are partnering together to bring a free screening of the of Montreal documentary “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” to The Cox Capitol Theatre on Sunday, January 18th. The screening comes a week before the Athens’ psychedelic pop outfit plays the same venue on January 20.

Doors open at 7:00pm and the screening starts at 7:30pm. Guests will have the chance to win a pair of tickets to see of Montreal at the Theatre the following Tuesday.

“Macon Film Festival is excited about our continuing partnership with Bragg Jam,” says Macon Film Festival president Julie Wilkerson. “Joining with The Blue Indian and Moonhanger Group for this screening is exactly the kind of community collaboration that takes an event from great to spectacular.”

This screening marks the first event of the year in which the Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam are showcasing their new partnership. Bringing a free viewing of a much-celebrated Georgia band’s revealing documentary is a stellar example of finding the intersection of music and movies, and bringing those findings to the community of Macon.

“Bragg Jam and the Macon Film Festival’s partnership is going to kick off alongside Moonghanger Group, and The Blue Indian in a can’t miss FREE inaugural event screening ‘The Past is a Grotesque Animal,’” says Bragg Jam president Everett Verner. “This music documentary gives an intimate look at the astonishingly versatile musician Kevin Barnes and his inimitable band, of Montreal.”

This is only the second time of Montreal will have played Macon, with the first show early this year being a wild, theatrical success.

“The Blue Indian is thrilled to be working on this cooperative effort between the Moonhanger Group, Macon Film Festival, and Bragg Jam to bring ‘The Past is a Grotesque Animal’ to Macon,” says Sean Pritchard of The Blue Indian. “of Montreal made their Macon debut last January to a packed house at the Theatre and we’re looking forward to offering the Macon debut of the film to the public for free as a way to promote the bands return on January 20.”

About the Movie: “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” is a personal, accessible look at an artist – Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band of Montreal – whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question – is this really worth it?

Official Trailer

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