Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Location: Tempe, AZ
|Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:41 pm Post subject: Mill Ave Inc.
|Mill Ave Inc. premiered May 21st at Valley Art Theater; but even with that date passed, the documentary film of our Ave is not yet passed. According to the filmmaker, Nico, it is their intent to push it to a wider audience. Perhaps eventually nationally as theaters permit. Ourselves – such as our lovely author who is currently in Michigan – look forward to it reaching this far.
We don't have any direct news of where it's going or when, but it certainly looks like this film has quite a distance to go.
Visit http://www.millaveinc.com for more information. (Watch out though, this page plays sound - it's reasonably good music, but still a surprise when the volume is up.)
Below is a synopsis of the film from the website.
Mill Ave Inc. is a documentary that essentially started when Nicholas Holthaus (known by most as Nico) started taking video footage of bands and venues in the mid-late 90s, when it became apparent that a lot of venues along the legendary Mill Avenue would be closing its doors due to...a lot of things.
Take your pick: corporate muscling, community apathy, myopic planning, copycatting, smoking bans, increased conservative prevalancy, ASU's techno-corporate expansion...
It seems there was not one singular cause for the disintegration of Mill's culture and liveliness that people everywhere had come to enjoy. Or was there?
It's taken me a lot longer than usual to get this sort of news out to the people who read this, and I like to use this place as a vehicle to appraise people of things (especially media events) that happen to Mill Ave. So I've been a little slow on this one.