Local filmmakers debut Open Country on March 10 at Odd Fellows Hall -- a benefit for KDRT

Filmmakers Glenda and Jesse Drew of Davis made Open Country, a journey into the roots of American country, to reclaim the music as the creative expression of working people of all colors. The movie features interviews with well-known musicians, performances, archival clips and animation, and it sold out the venue when it recently screened in San Francisco.

The Drews will screen their movie in Davis Sunday, March 10, at the Odd Fellows Hall, doors 6 p.m.; show 6:30 p.m.; Q&A 8:15 p.m. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will benefit KDRT. We hope to see you there! Tickets available online here. Keep reading to learn more:

Open Country features interviews with Billy Bragg, Mat Calahan, Keith Cary, Davey D, Ryan Davidson, Hazel Dickens, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Alkali Flats, Bairbre Flood, Archie Green, Gerald Haslam, Toshio Hirano, Roger Knox, Jon Langford, Hannah Mayree, Morgan McDow, George Metesky, Yvonne Moore, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips and Hilary Woodruff.

The Drews are longtime advocates for grassroots community media, and have been involved in Davis with the launch of KDRT and with many initiatives for Davis Media Access. We are thrilled to partner with them and the Davis Odd Fellows for this screening. More information is 
available at their website Open Country. Tickets are available online or at the door.

We are very grateful that this event will also serve as a fundraiser for our grassroots station KDRT. "We are offering the film to community organizations, down-home music venues, alternative film spaces, union halls, and grassroots projects," the Drews state, "as a means to spread the word and to help you generate some funds and resources to continue doing the good work you do.

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