Hurdle will be shown in person with very limited capacity and social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times. Screening may be switched to online, if so, ticket holders will be sent a link to view on line. Reserved seating.
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Hurdle reveals a riveting story emerging from Palestinian youth living under Israeli military occupation. As a result, the new generation responds to a world of walls, checkpoints and arrests in an unexpected and inspiring way. Hurdle’s protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, begin teaching the creative practices of parkour and photography, respectively, to the youth of their communities as a means to overcome the personal and political obstacles that often feel inescapable. Even more, though these young men are separated by a wall, they are united in leading the next generation toward freedom and self-determination through creative practices.
Parkour is the sport of moving rapidly through an urban environment while negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Sami is a 23-year-old Palestinian and the coach of the Jerusalem Parkour Team. He is a rock to his peers, takes his role as a mentor seriously and remains steadfastly devoted to his sport and community. Sami is seen teaching his followers at the base of the Israeli Separation Wall, on the rooftops of Jerusalem and in a small practice gym tucked away in the Old City. As a result, the youth, feeling immense pressure from the effects of living under military occupation, explode with a dynamic show of acrobatics – taking back their personal freedom of movement.
Living on the other side of the wall in the Palestinian West Bank is Mohammad. A lifetime resident of Aida refugee camp, he too turns to creativity in order to escape the walls surrounding him as he passes down his creative practice to the youth of the refugee camp. By developing their skills in photography and storytelling, they document daily life in the camp and broadcast their stories beyond the walls that keep them static. Therefore, with shocking visuals of military incursions into the camp, the cameras in the hands of youth become tools of response to the violence and loss of innocence they must face.
With breathtaking visuals, intimate access and action-packed scenes, award-winning Hurdle (from first-time filmmaker Michael Rowley) provides audiences and critics alike with a fresh look at an old conflict. Consequently, the next generation must decide what to do with the wars and walls they inherit and, ultimately, find ways to practice their freedom.
“There are young men living in the shadow of a wall. And somehow, they seem to fly…the film is called ‘Hurdle’” – The New York Times
“Hurdle offers new perspective on resistance with these two men leading the next generation of Palestinian to fight oppression in a non-violent way.” – Film Threat
Photo: Jehad Abusneineh of the Jerusalem Parkour Team. Courtesy: Hurdle
Live Streamed from the Harlequin Theatre in London, Go Now!, Moody Blues tribute band will stream with multiple cameras so you feel you are right there. Don’t miss this global event! Be sure to use the Clayton Center for the Arts purchase link on the Go Now! website. Buy tickets now.
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF THE MOODY BLUES
Gordon Marshall was the drummer with The Moody Blues for over 25 years. He has put together an amazing group of musicians and formed the band GO NOW!, a tribute to the music of The Moody Blues, Mick Wilson, the lead singer of the band, was the lead singer with 10cc for over 20 years. They are joined on stage by Patrick Duffin, Ryan Farmery and Nick Kendall, and together recreate the magical music we all know, including Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, and so many more.
For the past four years they have performed all over the UK, selling out theatres and making many return appearances. Last year they made their first venture into the USA and sold out everywhere they went.
The Moody Blues are inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Known for hits such as “Knights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Go Now”, they have sold over 70 million albums.
For more information, visit Go Now! website.
Be sure to use the Clayton Center for the Arts purchase link on the Go Now! website. Buy tickets now.
The Wailin’ Jennys performance has been rescheduled to February 12, 2021. If you have questions, please feel free to email the box office at email@example.com or call 865-981-8590. Both are monitored daily.
The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.
Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta, along with New York-based Masse, continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene. Above all, they are stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.
In 2004, The Wailin’ Jennys released their first full-length album, 40 Days, to great critical acclaim, consequently netting a 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, The Jennys exploded onto the roots music scene.
The Jennys’ sophomore album, 2006’s Firecracker, served as a powerful follow-up to their career-making debut. For instance, artistically, the record found The Jennys stepping out of the folk realm and into the world of alt-country, pop and rock. Nominated for a Juno Award and winning a 2007 Folk Alliance Award for Contemporary Release of the Year, Firecracker had legs, spending over 56 weeks on the Billboard charts.
The trio’s 2009 release, Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House, also spent over a year on the Billboard bluegrass charts. That landmark live album bottled the lightning of The Jennys’ live performances. Even more, their show-stopping harmonies, impressive instrumental prowess, breathtaking songs and, of course, witty stage banter made them a hit with audiences.
For 2011’s Juno-winning Bright Morning Stars, The Wailin’ Jennys joined the ranks of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and recorded with award-winning producer Mark Howard. Co-produced by frequent Jennys collaborator and Juno Award-nominated David Travers-Smith, the album combined fresh and innovative sounds with the band’s signature harmonies — a perfect mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk that has become a modern classic. Consequently, Bright Morning Stars took home the Juno for Roots and Traditional album of the year in 2012.
In 2017, The Jennys turned 15 years old. To mark the occasion, the band took time away from the demands of motherhood to record and release a celebratory album for their fans: Fifteen. A carefully curated collection of some of their favourite songs, the new record was recorded true to their live show sound. Steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career, the album presents the Jennys at their very best, highlighting their heartfelt vocals, otherworldly harmonies, and sophisticated arrangements. Fifteen was nominated for a Juno award in 2018 for Traditional Roots album of the year.
The Jennys continue to tour their latest release through 2020, while also road testing new songs for an upcoming studio album.
For more information, visit their website.