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Documentary Feature  





Chasin' Gus' Ghost
Directed by
Todd Kwait
Japan, USA / 2007 / 97 minutes

World Premiere
Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater
10/13/2007, 10:00PM
A personal exploration of the roots and growth of Jug Band Music in the United States, starting with Gus Cannon and Cannon's Jug Stompers, The Memphis Jug Band and the Dixieland Jug Blowers. The film weaves a tapestry through interviews, live performances, archival footage, and photographs, showing Jug Music's influence on the folk and rock movements of the 60s and 70s. The film proceeds to reveal Jug Music's modern popularity in Japan, and features interviews and performances by John Sebastian, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Bob Weir and the legendary Fritz Richmond. "Chasin' Gus' Ghost" is a historical retrospective that spans the globe and honors many great talents from yesterday and today.
Todd Kwait is a lawyer and businessman with a lifelong passion for film. This project, which he wrote, directed and produced, is his first film. Todd is on the board of Independent Pictures in Cleveland, Ohio and is active in many trade organizations relating to his manufacturing business.
Cast/Featuring: John Sebastian, Bob Weir, Taj Mahal, Geoff Muldaur, Bill Keith, Jim Kweskin
Producer(s): Todd & Carol Kwait
Director(s): Todd Kwait
Screenwriter(s): Todd Kwait
Cinematographer(s): Josh Telson
Editor(s): Josh Telson
Other Credits: Chris Andersen (Live Audio)

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