Vancouver Writers Fest Adds Post-Screening Discussion for Quarrington Film
October 17, 2010 · Print This Article
Host: Judith Keenan with Guests Dave Bidini and Rob Sanders
Fri, Oct 22, 8:00pm
Emily Carr University Theatre
$19.00 (Buy Tickets Online)
Paul Quarrington, novelist, musician, screenwriter and non-fiction writer, passed away in January 2010. Even after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Quarrington embarked on concert tours with his band Porkbelly Futures, produced his own solo CD and the Porkbelly’s third release, completed his non-fiction memoir, Cigar Box Banjo: Notes on Music and Life, and was the subject of a feature-length documentary. Tonight you’ll have the chance to view the documentary, in which he comes to terms with his life and death through the power of music, and hear more about this remarkable man from both his publisher and one of his many friends.
This event is presented in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art and Design and is sponsored by Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group.
ALSO: PORKBELLY FUTURES in concert!
10:30pm, Friday, October 23, 2010
Tickets: $12 at the door starting at 10:15pm
Porkbelly Futures is a tough band to pin down. “Toronto’s Most Excited Band” began as a boisterous Chicago-style blues band, but singer/songwriters Paul Quarrington and Martin Worthy soon veered off into uncharted waters. Who Knows what this critically acclaimed five-piece band’s music is now, but on stage there will be a pedal steel guitar (that’s country), a Telecaster guitar (for blues rock), a mandolin (to pluck heartstrings), acoustic guitars (for folk enthusiasts), and a bunch of vocal mikes. And somewhere, Paul is smiling….