Whisper Rapture

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Barstow, CA
Roxie Theatre Wed, Jun 5 9:15 PM
Alongside legendary Route 66 lies a place stuck in time. Not many people want to live in Barstow and those who stay look like they lost their chance to get away.  Structured like a skeletal Blues song, poet/inmate Spoon Jackson shares his story and of this town built on broken dreams. -CM
Barstow, CA
Roxie Theatre Fri, Jun 7 9:15 PM
Alongside legendary Route 66 lies a place stuck in time. Not many people want to live in Barstow and those who stay look like they lost their chance to get away.  Structured like a skeletal Blues song, poet/inmate Spoon Jackson shares his story and of this town built on broken dreams. -CM
Film Info
Director:Ken Paul Rosenthal
Film Category:Local Filmmaker
Experimental
Mental Health
Music
Running Time:36 min
Country:USA

Description

Whisper Rapture is an intensely intimate portrait of cellist-vocalist Bonfire Madigan Shive, who transforms her lifelong experiences with hearing voices and suicidal despair into punk-influenced chamber music. Madigan’s heartfelt story of managing madness and finding wellness through music is heard over silent cello performances inspired by Butoh dance and Balinese shadow puppetry. Featuring six original Bonfire music compositions vividly animated by luminous images from natural and urban environments, this visually inventive doc-opera radically re-frames the way we think, speak and feel about mental distress in today’s chaotic world.