By Barbara Goldman
In its third, and most generous year yet, Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound and Art is a multi-venue festival presented by Kentucky’s leading student-run radio station, WRFL. One of the many characteristics setting this year’s festival apart from past years will be the strong film component, including screenings and workshops which are free and open to anyone with a curious appetite.
“Boomslang is a celebration of sound and art, and that definitely encompasses film. I always envisioned film as being a part of the festival, but wanted to incorporate the groups from Lexington doing off the cusp arts events,” says Boomslang mastermind, visionary, and orchestrator Saraya Brewer. “We have opened the door to anyone who wanted to bring any original events.”
“The first year there was not a lot of film involved. There was a lot to take on,” says Brewer, who adds that one film was shown the second year. “Lots of the musicians incorporate film, videos, and projection into their shows, but we’ve never had as many full length films shown. This year has really taken shape with three full length films.” Continue reading »