Music Documentary ‘Road to Austin’ Private Film Screening And Fundraiser Comes To Midland, TX

May 15, 2014

MIDLAND, Texas, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — ‘Road to Austin’ will have a private film screening on Tuesday – May 20, 2014 (7:00pm) at the Cinergy Theatre in Midland, Tx. The screening is also a fundraiser for the Texas Heritage Music Foundation’s “Artist Wellness Program”.

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Writer and Director, Gary Fortin will be present at the screening and for the red carpet reception in addition to some of the film’s senior production team.

Road To Austin, chronicles how Austin, Texas became the Live Music Capital of the World, dating from 1835 to present day. The film highlights early 1800s Austin, the psychedelic movement, Armadillo World Headquarters, and numerous iconic musical inflection points that shaped the American musical culture of today. Vintage photos, rare posters, and never-seen-before video footage are presented with a soundtrack that truly inspires and reveals why Austin is such a magical epicenter of music, and why Texas music has influenced the world.

This feature length documentary builds to a climax as the storyline weaves its way towards an all-star live concert featuring Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Eric Johnson, Joe Ely, Ian McLagan, Bob Schneider, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel and 40 other artists – all led by musical director the late Stephen Bruton. Bruton is best know for his musical contributions with Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, and movies such as, Crazy Heart, Across the Universe, Heaven’s Gate and Don’t Come Knocking.

About “Artist Wellness Program”

One of the main focuses of the project will be to establish the film’s musical director, the late Stephen Bruton, as the namesake for the “Artist Wellness Program”. Bruton passed away on May 9(th) at age 60 due to complications from throat cancer. He was working in Los Angeles at the time on the film Crazy Heart, where he served as music producer and won a GRAMMY award for the film’s score. The program will afford Artists free of a charge, advanced biomarker medical screening for the early detection of life threatening diseases like Cancer, Heart Disease and Type II Diabetes. The results from these screenings will be the artist’s baseline as they are provided a 90-day program that guides them towards healthier choices and a higher state of wellness. The Artist Wellness Program is facilitated through the Texas Heritage Music Foundation.

Celebrities attending the premiere include; Gary Fortin (Writer/Director/Producer), Ken Kushnick (Associate Producer), Rob Donnelly (Executive Producer)

Website: www.rtafilm.com

Publicist: FORMAX Group

Haili Brown



Media Contact: Gary Fortin, FORMAX Group, (512) 203-9234, g.formaxgroup@me.com

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