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CD/DVD Releases: ''Romantic Warriors'' Documentary DVD Now Available

Posted on Thursday, July 08 @ 19:10:00 UTC by nightowl

The Romantic Warriors - A Progressive Music Saga documentary DVD by Adele Schmidt & Jos? Zegarra Holder (USA, 2010, 95 Min, NTSC, All Regions) is now on sale at www.progdocs.com.

Inspired by classical progressive rock bands of 40 years ago such as Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Pink Floyd, young bands of today have transformed progressive music into something new. Ignored by today's music industry but empowered by the tools of the Internet, these young bands are trying to find their audience while crafting a personal sound as an alternative to mainstream music.

This film is also about the passion and spirit of progressive music genre, its music, its festivals, and the ecosystem that supports it.

Click on the link below to watch the trailer if you have not done so already.


About the Film: This feature length documentary film highlights ten contemporary progressive music bands: Cabezas De Cera - Avant/Fusion (Mexico), Cheer-Accident - Avant/Experimental (USA), Deluge Grander -Symphonic (USA), D.F.A. - Jazz/Fusion (Italy), Karmakanic - Symphonic (Sweden), La Maschera Di Cera - Symphonic (Italy), Oblivion Sun - Symphonic (USA), Phideaux - Symphonic (USA), Qui - Jazz Canterbury (Japan) and Rob Martino - Chapman Stick Player (USA). These musicians tell their stories, influences, creative process, challenges they face, and how they sell music in the era of Internet downloads.

This film is also about the passion and spirit of progressive music genre, its music, its festivals, and the ecosystem that supports it.

Latest testimonials:

Zeitgeist Media co-producers Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder did a masterful job of capturing the essence of progressive music as an underground phenomenon with aptly titled video documentary Romantic Warriors. From bands to record label owners, studio execs to festival organizers and the fans themselves, a cross-section of who and what comprises this vibrant, passionately driven community is insightfully examined via performance footage and interviews. While the music's international, cross-cultural appeal receives due coverage, the Eastern United States and the Baltimore-Philadelphia region, specifically, are acknowledged as the cradle of prog's post-1970s artistic renaissance. Consequently, the guiding voices in this piece hail from that vicinity - Mike Potter of Orion Sound Studios, Cuneiform Records' Steve Feigenbaum, Paul Sears of The Muffins, Dan Britton of Deluge Grander, plus others. Also highlighted are Mexican band Cabezas de Cera, Chicago group Cheer-Accident, Italy's D.F.A. and La Maschera Di Cera, Phideaux Xavier, Gentle Giant alum Gary Green, Flower Kings' Roine Stolt, and more. - John Collinge, editor, Progression Magazine

This documentary reveals how well progressive rock remains an active source of great music nowadays - including lots of input from unsung old heroes and new champions of the genre. - C?sar Inca, Progressive Music Reviewer, Special Collaborator, ProgArchives.com

Romantic Warriors is an engaging look into the world of today's progressive rock movement. It's the story of a handful of artists and their musical journeys while crafting a personal sound that shows that other possibilities exist than what mainstream music would lead you to believe. It's a genre who's roots reach back to the late 60's and continue right up through present day. Tackling the true sense of the word progression Romantic Warriors is here to enlighten the masses about rock music that resides beyond the norm yet has much to offer us all if we take the time to listen. - Sean Tonar, Founder, ProgressiveEars.com

Romantic Warriors is an affectionate, entertaining, and wide-ranging survey of the contemporary East Coast prog scene that examines its subject from an admirable variety of perspectives: along the way we hear from musicians, label owners, festival promoters, venue managers, fanzine editors, radio DJs, and perhaps most importantly, fans. - Professor Ed Macan, author, Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

About the Production: "The production of Romantic Warriors started in early 2009. We have interviewed musicians, filmed concerts at progressive music festivals, and talked to fans, label owners, and festival organizers.

"The film was released in June 8th 2010, and is available in DVD (NTSC All Regions) for sale to the general public. After that, our production team will submit the film to national and international film festivals."

About the Filmmakers: Adele Schmidt is a film & video director, producer and editor who has won numerous awards in both documentary and fiction films, including TIVA-DC's Peer Award, the U.S. International Film and Video Festival Award, and the Gabriel Award. She is co-founder of Docs In Progress an arts organization, which empowers filmmakers to tell their stories and connects them to their audiences. She is co-owner of Zeitgeist Media, an independent production company located in suburban Washington, DC. Originally from Germany, Adele taught film and video production at the National Center for Cinematographic Studies, Mexico City. Currently Adele teaches graduate film and video production courses at the School of Communication at American University.

Jos? Zegarra Holder is co-owner of the production company Zeitgeist Media LLC. He has been a fan and collector of progressive music since he was a teenager. Since 2004, Autopoietican, his blog about contemporary progressive music, has served a global Spanish speaking audience, particularly in the United States, Latin America, and Spain.

About Zeitgeist Media: High quality video production is the signature of Zeitgeist Media. Withover 15 years of experience in producing award winning films & videos for television, the artistic community and the corporate world, Zeitgeist Media is the prime choice for executive video production in the Washington DC Metro area and beyond.

[Source: Zeitgeist Media]

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