Ferron – Girl on a Road DVD (2009)

$40.00

Before the Indigo Girls and before Ani DiFranco, there was Ferron, whose plaintive and poetic songs provided the soundtrack for an entire generation of lesbians. Nearing 60 and feeling the urge to reconnect with her audience, Ferron reunites with her band to perform a concert after nearly a decade away. Internationally award-winning director Gerry Rogers (My Left Breast) is there to capture the moment. Part performance film, part biopic, Ferron: Girl On a Road traces, the life, the songs, the loves, the heartbreaks, and the pioneering path carved by a true folk legend. Intimate, and sweeping all at once, this film moves beyond chronicle and captures in word and deed, the essence of a visionary artist, and the soul of an icon. Opening on British Columbia’s Saturna Island, where Ferron welcomes her band mates into her home to rehearse, the action shifts to a stage in Victoria, where Ferron and the band perform some of her most adored songs: Shadows on a Dime, Girl on a Road, Snowin’ in Brooklyn. Interspersed between tunes are interviews with the band members and with Ferron herself, who talks openly about her painful childhood, her rise and fall in the music industry, her past feelings of shame regarding her Native ancestry and, finally, about coming to terms with herself after a lifetime of struggles. Even if you already saw it at one of its many film fest showings, you’ll still want the DVD … because in addition to the 73-minute film, it contains over 2 hours of special features!

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“I did my best to follow the calling of my soul…”
So sings lesbian singer/songwriter pioneer Ferron, from Girl on a Road. The road is that ubiquitous metaphor, the chronicler of journeys. In this dynamic new film from director Gerry Rogers, the road serves as both the metaphor for the direction of a life, and the literal narrative thread; tracing Ferron’s reunion with her band and their first concert trek together in over a decade.

Part performance film, part biopic, Ferron: girl on a road traces, the life, the songs, the loves, the heartbreaks, and the pioneering path carved by a true folk legend. Intimate, and sweeping all at once, this film moves beyond “chronicle” and captures in word and deed, the essence of a visionary artist, and the soul of an icon.

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Weight 10 oz
Format

Full Album – Physical CD, Full Album – Download, 1 Intro, 2 Girl on a Road, 3 The Cart, 4 Snowin' in Brooklyn, 5 Shadows on a Dime, 6 Indian Dreams, 7 Our Purpose Here, 8 In the Mean Time, 9 My My, 10 Misty Mountain, 11 Ain't Life a Brook, 12 Testimony

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