10th Annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival

February 23-26, 2017 come experience fiercely independent films, talented new bands, film and music panel discussion, and socialize with like-minded film, music, and art enthusiasts.

Full Festival Schedule

Thursday
Logon Cafe
Dishman Art Museum
Friday
Spindletop Gladys City (Saloon)
Spindletop Gladys City (Film Room)
Saturday
The Gig
Jefferson Theatre (outside)
Jefferson Theatre (Inside)
AMSET (Theatre)
AMSET (Cafe)
Sunday
Tradewinds Tavern
Logon Cafe
Dishman Art Museum
Spindletop Gladys City (Saloon)
Spindletop Gladys City (Film Room)
The Gig
Jefferson Theatre (outside)
Jefferson Theatre (Inside)
AMSET (Theatre)
AMSET (Cafe)
Tradewinds Tavern
18:00
Reception
Special
18:30
“Duality” Screening

Synopsis: Duality is the story of six art nude models who have stepped behind the camera lens to create art involving the female form.

Director, James McMahen will be in attendance.

Film
James McMahen
Director of "Duality"
19:30
Big Dreams – Live Screenplay reading

Live screenplay reading of the Feature-Length screenplay “Big Dreams” performed by the Beaumont Community Players.

Special
20:00
Children of Pop (Houston dance-pop)

Recalls the 80’s and 90’s house scenes, with moments of pure retro club bliss and moments that are pure sounds of the future.
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20:45
Robb Wellz (Beaumont electronic)

Melting and undulating electro-pop with an abundance of sludge and vocoder. Read more…

21:30
Deep Cuts (Houston indie-pop)

A raucous call-back to early Vampire Weekend, and then back further from there into the heart of 80’s pop songs, a band on the rise with a heartfelt and catchy sound that while refusing to take itself too seriously, hits all the right notes of authenticity.
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22:15
AF THE NAYSAYER (New Orleans electronic/hip-hop)

A flourishing producer in the electronic and instrumental hip-hop world. His sound has been categorized as “electrifying soul-hop” whose core is best described by Atlanta producer DISTAL as, “Layered, intelligent design with a simple and easily digestible delivery.”
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23:00
Mantra Love (Houston psych-rock)
18:00
Southern Stories: Short Docs

Short Docs Block featuring “Midnight Oil: The Making of a Mural” and “Dirt Track Life”.

18:40
Dixie

Feature Length Documentary, Dixie.

20:00
Greg Jr (Beaumont folk bluegrass)

Deliveries both honest and raw, recalling the likes of Denver, Prine and Young, there is no compromise in the finger-style singer/songwriter guitar efforts put forth. He recalls an old way of musical storytelling with every note and lyric.
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20:20
Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase

The Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase is presented by the Houston Film Commission and contains a collection of eight independent short films from Texas.

Film
21:00
Cody Schaeffer (Beaumont americana/folk)

Sweet, genuine and fun sets, the kind of show that makes you want to catch every single word. His songwriting is honest and witty and paints a sincere, romantic picture of Beaumont.
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22:00
Tele Novella (Austin macabre psych-pop)

They are dreamy, they are spooky, and they write real songs. Earnest, yet sinister; vampy, but sentimental. The precise recipe that goes into this concoction cannot be revealed, but it is a delightful snow globe of warm, colorful darkness.
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23:00
The Ron Jeremies (Beaumont soul/funk/blues)

Fully equipped to move you down the highway using the power of soul alone. Dead set on leaving you speechless through their music reminiscent of the Alabama Shakes and at times, Funkadelic.
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10:00
International Shorts
10:00
Scattered Impressions: Experimental Shorts
10:25
Splintered Stories: Experimental Shorts
10:50
“This Time With Feeling” Block
11:00
Music Videos
11:45
Start a Movement: Social Justice Shorts
11:50
“Fresh Spun Tales” Block
12:00
“Not How to Make Your Movie, But How to Get Your Movie Made” with Jim DeVault

In this workshop, indie filmmaker Jim DeVault will teach you his model for making shoestring budget feature films and how to get them distributed.

Jim DeVault
Award-winning indie filmmaker, author and music composer from Irving, TX
13:00
Prepper – Feature Film
13:00
Film Casting Panel with Whitney Valcin
Whitney Valcin
Multi-credited filmmaker and Port Arthur native with credits ranging from Producer, Casting Director and Production Consultant.
13:00
Bitch – Narrative Feature

A stray dog from the alleyways of New Delhi finds itself transported to Sweden, where she is thrust into a series of interactions with some pretty colorful people. And in the end, perhaps there’s a reason life brought her there. Read more…

14:00
Warm Sugar (Austin country/folk)

A recently formed country-folk duo (featuring Jenny Carson) centered around keeping the old country duet sound alive – That is, sweet harmonies and raw but relatable lyrics.
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14:00
“The CJH Session” with L.A. rock DJ/Producer/Musician, Christian James Hand
Christian James Hand
L.A. rock DJ/Producer/Musician
14:45
New Maestros: Student Shorts

Features the following student shorts: Ellen Infinity, Ball is Life, Underground, The Secession, Lilly Read more…

15:00
“A Walk on the Dark Side” Block
15:00
Meet the Filmmakers Panel
15:00
Bright Like The Sun (San Antonio post-rock)

Attuned to their affinity for dynamics, seeing them live takes the listener from deafening walls of orchestrated sound, to melodies so subtle that one finds themselves acutely aware of their own breathing.
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15:55
MAD for Madonna – Feature Documentary
16:00
Hikes (Austin folk/math)

A band of friends inspired by nature and driven to meld their love of hard, technical styles with the familiar comfort of folk.
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17:00
The Reputations (Austin garage soul)

A booty shakin good time from the heart of Texas, blending soul, garage, and sunshine pop.
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17:30
48 Hour Video Race Submissions
18:30
Award Ceremony
19:15
The CJH Session with Christian James Hand

Christian James Hand breaks down the greatest songs ever recorded, track by track.  You’ll never hear these songs the same again.

Christian James Hand
L.A. rock DJ/Producer/Musician
20:00
This is Spinal Tap! Screening
20:00
409 Chapter (Beaumont rap collective)

A brotherhood of young individuals inspired to be successful, encouraging each other to push in what they believe and stand for.
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21:00
Mindz of a Different Kind (Austin rap/hip-hop)

Known as the four peacemakers. Their music is like life, at some times gritty and hard to comprehend, and others crisp and uplifting.
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22:00
TAME ,The Aspiring Me (Houston hip-hop/rap)

A quick-witted emcee from a Texas suburb, his passion for creating ambiance-induced, feel-good music for the masses peaked when he was gifted a Casio keyboard as a child. Read more…

23:00
Rareluth (Lafayette synth-pop)

A blast of synth-pop bliss captained by Christine Pierce, formerly of Prom Date. Ample sequins, angelic vocals, and infectious dance moves help create an enthralling live performance.
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23:59
Terror Pigeon (Nashville dance party)

If an asteroid was gonna take out earth tomorrow, and your friends were having a huge party to celebrate what a wild ride it’s been, when you showed up Terror Pigeon would be playing. Join them in their jubilant, dance party salute to the supreme wonder that is life.
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15:00
“Best of the Fest” Screening
18:00
Oscar Viewing Party
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Festival Program Guide

About Event

Boomtown Film & Music Festival

In our 10th year, The Boomtown Film & Music Festival is Southeast Texas’ longest running event dedicated to fiercely independent films and cutting edge musical acts. The festival prides itself on bringing regional, national, and even international talent to our local screens and stages.

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Festival Venues

Dishman Art Museum

Date: Thursday, Feb 23rd
Address: 1030 E Lavaca St, Beaumont, TX 77705
Activities: Film and Screenplay reading
Times: 6pm-10pm
Age Group: All Ages

The Logon Cafe

Date: Thursday, Feb 23rd
Address: 3805 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX 77706
Activities: Music
Times: 8pm-12am
Age Group: All Ages

Spindletop-Gladys City

Date: Friday, Feb 24th
Address: 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd, Beaumont, TX
Activities: Film & Music
Times: 6pm-11pm
Age Group: All Ages

Art Museum of SE Texas

Date: Saturday, Feb 25th
Address: 500 Main Street, Beaumont, TX
Activities: Film & Panels
Times: 10am-5pm
Age Group: All Ages

Jefferson Theatre

Date: Saturday, Feb 25th
Address: 345 Fannin Street, Beaumont, TX
Activities: Film, Music, Film Panels, Vendors, Food Trucks
Times: 10am-10pm
Age Group: All Ages

The Gig

Date: Saturday, Feb 25th
Address: 240 Crockett St, Beaumont, TX
Activities: Party, Music
Times: 8pm-2am
Age Group: 18+

Tradewinds Tavern at McM Elegante Hotel

Date: Sunday,  Feb 26th
Address: 2355 I-10, Beaumont, TX 77705
Activities: “Best of the films” screening and Oscar viewing party
Times: 3pm-8pm
Tickets: $10
Age Group: 18+

Venue Map

Sponsors

Executive Level

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Producer Level

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Director Level

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Screen Writer Level

Supporting Crew

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