Friday, April 15, 2011

A Flywheel Board Meeting


Meghan Minior books shows and trains new members at Flywheel! Woo! She was interviewed on April 9th, 2011, in Leverett, MA. She is objectively the nicest person I know.


Cindy Bow, founder of Flywheel and its preceding institution, Valley Arts and Music Alliance. This footage was shot in Pulaski Park, Northampton, MA, on April 9th, 2011.


Chris Dooley is an incentive booker and board member of Flywheel. He has been involved in Flywheel since its inception in the Vally Arts and Music Alliance back in 1998. This interview is followed by some b-roll shots of the hall space within Flywheel, as well as area favorites One Happy King setting up to perform that night. This interview and footage was taken on April 7th, 2011.


This documentary is under the guidance of Amherst College's Pioneer Valley Soundscapes project. The film is an examination of the history, dynamics, and functions of Easthampton's Flywheel Neighborhood Arts Center. The filmmakers, Josh Landes and Olivia Smith, are students at Hampshire College and Amherst College respectively. The documentary intends to share Flywheel's story, look at the interplay of DIY culture with local community, and capture the institution as it finds its place in a new home, the historic town hall of Easthampton.