STS9 truly made this past weekend in Boulder a success in every sense of the word. After a sell-out show to a crowd of 10,000+ at Red Rocks, the band decided to play a special, beyond intimate “Axe The Cables” set to accompany the Boulder premiere of the documentary that they co-produced and composed the score for: #ReGENERATION.
After the band’s short – but very sweet – Axe The Cables set (Equinox, Roygbiv > Dance, From Now On, Lo Swaga, Kamuy), the documentary was screened, followed by a Q & A hosted by the band accompanied by the director and producers of the film, Phillip Montgomery and Matt DeRoss.
The audience’s pride and passion for STS9‘s work could be seen throughout the theatre: between the music, screening and Q & A, everyone was incredibly energized from the emotions and ideas being generated. This special night at the Boulder Theatre reminded us exactly why we love this band so much.
Be sure to check out #ReGENERATION on demand or on iTunes!
The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to engage on a myriad of social and political issues.
Focused on how our education, parenting, and media can influence us, the film follows three separate walks of life representing today’s generation. Each brings their own unique perspective – from an inspired collective of musicians working outside the corporate system, to a twenty-something conservative family about to welcome the birth of their second child, and a group of five high-school students from the suburbs looking for their place in society. Their stories are interspersed with the knowledge, wisdom, and personal reflections of some of the country’s leading scholars, social activists, and media personalities, including Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Adbusters’ Kalle Lasn, Andrew Bacevich, Talib Kweli, and many others.
Narrated by Ryan Gosling and featuring a riveting soundtrack from STS9, the film explores how today’s generation approaches activism, how it is impacted by technology, our disconnection with nature and history, our consumer culture, and the economic factors holding many of us back from becoming more active participants in our communities. Through a diverse and intelligent series of stories, interviews and insights, we come to a deeper understanding of the influences shaping our society. We have entered uncharted territory, economically, environmentally, and intellectually–and we must look honestly at ourselves to create a sustainable future.
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