Strange Negotiations

October 5th


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Sat, Oct 5
Director: Brandon Vedder
2019 / 91 min. / DCP

Join us as director Brandon Vedder and local producer Ty Morse present their new documentary about gifted songwriter David Bazan (Pedro the Lion)!

After renouncing his long-held Christian beliefs and walking away from his critically-acclaimed band, Pedro the Lion, musician David Bazan retreated into a solitary life of touring solo, struggling to rebuild his worldview and career from the ground-up, and to support his family of four. Strange Negotiations finds David a decade into his journey, during which he has become a sort of reluctant prophet to Americans reeling from their country’s own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016 presidential election.

Brandon Vedder is a documentary filmmaker. His early days had him shooting for concert films like Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden. In 2013, alongside Transcendental Media, Brandon produced, edited and shot the acclaimed documentary La Source, narrated by Don Cheadle. In 2015, Brandon directed, shot, and edited "A Certain Kind of Light," a documentary short that aired on PBS in 2017. In Pursuit of Silence, which Brandon produced and shot, premiered at SXSW and released theatrically in 2016 where it became a favorite of critics.

Producer Ty Morse is a musician, entrepreneur, and producer. His first major project as a co-writer and producer was Frankenstein: The Rock Opera which was performed at Davidson College in 2003 and presented at a stage reading in New York in 2004. In 2004, he co-founded Royalty, Etc. Records, which successfully launched bands from the Minneapolis area like Middlepicker, SpaceCamp, ZibraZibra, and Grickle-grass.