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Jug band movie "Chasin' Gus's Ghost" at Cleveland International Film Festival


Mark Urycki
One of the documentaries showing at the Cleveland International Film Festival this week was inspired by a WKSU concert. "Chasin' Gus's Ghost" is the story of American Jug Band music. Cleveland Film maker Todd Kwait says he wasn't planning to make such a movie but the effort blossomed into a major project.
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Listener Comments:

Great piece, and I can't wait to see the film. I have no idea what "John Sayles" is complaining about. Most of the interviews in the story were from the WKSU concert in 2000 - not from the movie. Promoting the Cleveland International Film Festival with two in-depth reports is hardly "shooting the festival in the foot."

Posted by: Bob Burford (Kent) on March 5, 2008 1:35PM
So after I listened to this report, I felt as if I'd already seen the movie. Now I don't have to drive to Cleveland! Thanks for shooting the festival in the foot!

Posted by: John Sayles (Hollywood) on March 5, 2008 9:39AM
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