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Monday, April 12, 2010

Midway Pictures Announces Premiere of Documentary Film "It's a Bash!"

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Midway Pictures, producers of the award-winning documentaries "You Must Be This Tall: The Story of Rocky Point Park" and "On the Lake: Life and Love in a Distant Place", announces the premiere of the documentary film "It's a Bash!" on April 30, 2010 at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI

The new documentary film is an in-depth look at seminal Rhode Island punk rock band Neutral Nation, and, by extension, of the Providence music scene. Neutral Nation were an active band in the music scene throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, releasing records, touring, and playing with other acts such as the Ramones, the Dead Milkmen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers before deciding to break up in 1993. The band has since played a series of well-attended and regarded reunion shows in the intervening years. The film explores the reasons behind the band's popularity in Rhode Island, their break-up, and why they subsequently continued to play music together.

"It's a Bash! isn't just about one band.", said David Bettencourt, the film's director. "It also takes a look at the many great people that helped to build a live music scene here in Providence. It's a film about being in a band."

The screening will be followed by a rare Neutral Nation live performance. "When we started the band the three goals were free beer, to meet girls, and be on the cover of The Attleboro Sun Chronicle weekender addition. Mission accomplished, and then some!", said Mike Yarworth, Neutral Nation's vocalist.

Tickets to the premiere and show are on sale now at http://www.lupos.com. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. "It's a Bash!" then plays at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence, RI from May 2 - May 6.

About Midway Pictures:

Midway Pictures is an award-winning film production company based in Providence, RI. Midway Pictures productions have aired nationally on PBS stations and have played at several film festivals. Their first production, "You Must Be This Tall: The Story of Rocky Point Park", played to packed houses in 2007 and their second film, "On the Lake: Life and Love in a Distant Place" tackled the subject of turberculosis and was aired across the country on public television. "It's a Bash!" is their third film, and their first to not have a subtitle followed by a colon.

For more information, visit http://www.neutralnationmovie.com
email the director at mooka27@yahoo.com or call him at 401-451-3398.

David Bettencourt
Midway Pictures, LLC
(This is not an RIFC Production)


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