Little Village, Big Mountain, Poo Live Crew

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Little Village, Big Mountain

Poo Live Crew

Saturday · June 3rd

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)


This event is all ages

Little Village, Big Mountain
Little Village, Big Mountain
This will be an all day event with local bands, a skype Q&A with Deborah and some indigenous folks from the area where she is in Ecuador. There will be raffles, silent auctions and many ways to win cool stuff while supporting the project!
• 80% of proceeds go towards the film.
• 20% of proceeds will be donated towards a scholarship fund that Deborah and Melissa are creating to help educate Ecuadorain women.

“It was in a foreign country that speaks Spanish,” Kirkendall says with a laugh. “How could I not do this? I so wasn’t looking at Ecuador; I was looking at going on a monthlong journey to Peru to hike the Inca Trail and learn Spanish, but that was more of a vacation.”

If you watch the video above, which is a pitch video from a GoFundMe page for the film, you’ll see that Brock herself was reaching a limit before making her Ecuadorean journey. Kirkendall says she doesn’t want to reveal more because it will be in the completed documentary, but she had already made the decision to do the film before learning that about Brock.

“There’s so many reasons that she’s an interesting subject,” Kirkendall says. “And she’s not going to be the film’s only subject. ... There are so many stories that could be told about things happening in Ecuador. I’m using her story as my base story and there will be side stories.”

Kirkendall says that one of the things that drew her to Brock is that “she’s not saintly.” She’s had her share of struggles, career highs and emotional lows. But she’s the type of person who takes action, says Kirkendall, who believes that in a time of political division in the United States, there’s still a large complacent “middle” faction who thinks that whatever they do won’t matter in the long run.

“What I feel like Deborah represents is, she’s the type of person who really had nothing,” Kirkendall says. “At least that’s how she felt. She felt like she was at her end, nothing else to live for kind of situation, even though she has a son. She was [thinking about] suicide. And her father gave her this opportunity in Ecuador. Neither one of them have ever run a farm. He’s an inventor/idea guy who had worked on NASA programs.”

Kirkendall, who is currently in Austin for SXSW, plans a return to Ecuador in the spring. The GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for her to bring a crew. She had never thought much about the country, though, before beginning work on the film.

“Multiple people have been like, ‘Forgive me — where is Ecuador?’,” she says. “Some people think it’s in Central America. That’s part of the interest for me, too, because I’ve always been a fan of the underdog. It’s one of those countries that nobody knows much about.”

The equator runs through Ecuador, but its capital city, Quito, is at 9,350 feet above sea level, the highest capital city in the world. Kirkendall has learned other trivia: Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador, not Panama. By certain measurements (and they are definitely convoluted), its highest point, Mount Chimborazo, could be considered the highest point on Earth, even though Mount Everest’s elevation is almost two miles higher, because it’s the farthest peak from the center of the Earth (really, you have to click on the “convoluted” link for the explanation).

Kirkendall has continued to be busy in the States: She attended the Sundance Film Festival in January, and she line-produced re-enactments for an ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about the 1988 Dallas Carter High School team that won a state championship (against the Odessa Permian team chronicled in the book “Friday Night Lights”) — and then had the title stripped because of University Interscholastic League infractions and because five players had been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies around Dallas. (The story was also the subject of the 2015 feature film “Carter High.”)

She’ll also be at the “Texas Shorts” program Friday at the SXSW Film Festival for “Chasing Grace,” directed by Julia Barnett, an Austin-based actress who had a recurring role as Heidi Bell in the TV series “Nashville” (Connie Britton, till recently the series’ star, is executive producer). The short start Christopher Backus of Showtime’s “Roadies” as a father who kidnaps his estranged daughter — or maybe he doesn’t.

“That was kind of the start of my getting back on track with things that don’t necessarily make me a bunch of money,” says Kirkendall, who volunteered to work as a production manager on the film because she liked the film and the director. “Instead, it nurtures and feeds my soul. I had been jumping from one project to the next and sometimes I liked them and sometimes it was just a paycheck. And that’s not me.”

For updates on “Little Village, Big Mountain,” follow its Facebook page.

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Poo Live Crew
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John Bertram Davis came from a humble beginning . Born in Freemont ,CA , his family moved to Arlington ,TX when he was only 5 . Forced to be raised in a middle class family, he struggled as he attended public schools,(which he sometimes had to ride the bus to), and occasionally had to prepare his after school snack himself. Despite all these hardships, he took all his street knowledge and put it to use. At age 8, he sat himself down at a piano and started a fire inside himself that still grows more and more furious to this day. Joining his first band at age 11 with some fellow classmates,he started an impossible journey that is definately worthy of a Hollywood screenplay. At age 15,he found the group of fellas with just the right ingredients to do something real. That group was called The Soup. Playing their debut show at Trees in Dallas,15 year old frontman Davis was promised his band mates that they would change the arcitecture of the music industry forever. And that is exactly what happened. Sharing the stage with bands like The Toadies ,The Reverend Horton Heat, No Doubt, Voodoo Glowskulls,and leaving an awe inspiring wake at each gig,they were bound for greatness. At age 18, they signed their first record deal with Steve Records out of Dallas,went on a few mini tours across , and a year later ....(pause for effect)...they broke up.
So he grabbed his guitar and a bag of clothes and moved to Nashville TN. to join his brother as an aspiring songwriting duo. They joined a band with his brother,Michael as the front man and Davis would try his hand with playing bass. This band gloriously rocked the crap out of at least 3 angry,not at all hesitant to call the cops for noise , neighbors, and then called it quits. So off to Austin Tx. they went to try the music scene there. Artistically distracted by writers block (booze), Davis never really got into the music scene in Austin. So he moved back to his area where he grew up,this time settling in west Ft.Worth Tx. It was there where destiny would be fufilled.
After being part of 2 failed,but incredibly educational and necessary,bands, Davis stumbled into beloved west side watering hole "The Mule" one evening in the spring of '04 and unkowingly then,stare destiny in the face. A little 4 piece cover band called Poo Live Crew was playing that night. Talk about changing the arcitecture of the music industry,talk about life changing expiriences,talk about dreams coming true. Everything was right with the world for Davis. Just knowing such a band existed put a tingle in his britches. Over the next year or so, Davis was playing little solo gigs around town but always checking out Poo shows whenever he could. Until one night he was able to open for the mighty Poo at once again,The Mule. After that show, the pleats in the pants were bulging. It was just a few months later Davis joined the the greatest worst band in the universe. History books or Hollywood will have to tell you the rest of this epic tale. Till then.......
Venue Information:
Lola's Trailer Park
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107