WHISKEY ON BEER: WORLD PREMIERE
Country of Origin:
USA
Language:
English
Year:
2018
Category:
American Documentary, Featured, Music, World Premiere
Duration:
2 hours 0 minutes
Filmmaker:
Gary & Tarek Ahmed
Cast:
Band LOAD, Florida Rockers & more
Rating:
R

Synopsis

WHISKEY ON BEER – The story of Miami’s most notorious punk band, LOAD
A film by Gary & Tarek Ahmed
World Premiere,  Friday Feb 1st and Sat Feb 2nd at:
SAVOR CINEMA  2 SHOWS ONLY!!!!

Friday, Feb 1st:
Opening Party & Live Music:  9PM Savor Cinema Courtyard
Film Premier: 10PM
Filmmaker Q&A immediately following film

Saturday, Feb 2nd:
Closing Party & Live Music: 9PM Savor Cinema Courtyard
Film: 10PM
Filmmaker Q&A immediately following film

Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of show
For advance ticket info, go to FLIFF.com.

The Documentary
A few years ago Connecticut Filmmaker Gary Ahmed and his musician brother Tarek Ahmed discovered some records by 90’s Miami Punk band Load. They soon became obsessed with their raw, exciting sound and set out to learn as much as they could about this long-defunct band. They eventually found drummer Fausto Figueredo and learned of the tragic death of singer Bobby “Load” Johnston. The brothers decided to get in a van and drive down to South Florida to begin making a documentary about this band they never got to see play live. Through many interviews and archival live footage they managed to bring to life this monster of a band once more.

Who was LOAD?
A fixture of the South Florida punk scene, LOAD’s popularity surged in the mid 90’s mirroring a national trend toward rock alternative acts like Green Day and Smashing Pumpkins. LOAD ambitiously toured the southeastern U.S. eventually landing them on the radar of major labels hungry for the next big thing. Unfortunately the unpredictability and recklessness that would make LOAD such a compelling act would also prove to be their downfall, as their explosive rise to the top would come to be overshadowed by the tragic trajectory that followed.

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