A couple of weeks ago I produced fourteen music videos in a single day. The RFT Music blog took note:
Bill Streeter’s acclaimed Lo-Fi St. Louis unveiled an ambitious new project earlier this week: A collaboration with Tower Groove Records that showcases fourteen artists playing at Cherokee Street businesses.
Even more impressive? Streeter’s crew managed to film fourteen different musical acts in one day without going completely bonkers.
Diane Keaggy wrote this nice piece about our film for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and STLToday.com in August:
Bill Streeter’s award-winning video blog, Lo-Fi Saint Louis, boasts St. Louis’ best musicians, artists and burlesque queens. But for his first feature-length film, Streeter showcases a subject that, on the surface, seems pretty dull: brick.
“I admit it seems a little nutty,” Streeter says. “But the more I learned about the history here and how that history is being stolen by brick thieves, I realized this could be a good film. One of the things that helped me think it was OK is when I saw that movie ‘Helvetica.’ I figured if someone can make a movie about a typeface, I can make a movie about a building material.”
“Brick by Chance and Fortune” had its debut at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and will play twice this week at Off Broadway. The title, taken from Greek historian Plutarch, alludes to our geological jackpot: the clay beds that lie beneath large areas of St. Louis.
We were anxious to read our first review and it’s good! check this part out:
Like anything we see every day, brick is largely taken for granted, which is why BRICK BY CHANCE AND FORTUNE: A ST. LOUIS STORY is such a revelation. Even viewers who’ve never given St. Louis brick a second thought should be impressed how Streeter unexpectedly manages to turn a seemingly narrow subject into the type of relevant discourse that a great documentary should be.
–Tom Stockman We Are Movie Geeks
We’re very proud, read the whole review here.
Debbie Monterrey was kind enough to have Bill on to talk about the film. You can hear that here.
John Pertzborn, a brick collector himself was kind enough to have us on last week. This was a fun segment.
Our director Bill Streeter chatted about Brick by Chance and Fortune on St. Louis Public Radio’s Cityscape. You can here the archive of the program here.
This is a really nice writeup by Thomas Crone on the Look/Listen Blog from St. Louis Magazine. Read it here.
The Daily RFT covers our coverage and now we’re reporting that, it’s like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, rolled up in an enigma! Ok here’s the link.
Got a mention in a characteristically snarky post on Tosh.0. We’re not offended, we would expect nothing less from Tosh.0. Read it here