"Randy Parsons: American Luthier" is a short documentary film about a Seattle-based guitar-maker whose client list includes Jack White, Jimmy Page, and Joe Perry.
The documentary short film has been well-received, screening at more than 20 festivals in the United States. The film has even made it into the finals of the 2012 American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes. As a finalist, Aldrich's short film about guitar-maker Randy Parsons will be screened at a special event in The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival. The film will also be available for screening at the Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes.
"The Newport Beach Film Festival is a first-class international film program that will be showing 400 films this year, and I am proud to have been invited" says the film's director, David Aldrich. "This is a film about someone who gave up their passion for playing guitars and discovered that they had a passion for making guitars, and I believe audiences will be inspired by Parsons' story."
"Randy Parsons: American Luthier" will be screening at the Triangle 1 Theater, Costa Mesa, California on Monday, April 30, 2012, at 2:30 PM. The film is one of four films included in a shorts block themed as "Not Giving Up Docs." Festival badges, day passes, and individual tickets for screening can be purchased online at the Newport Beach Film Festival website. (http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/