Find ‘Love in the Songs’ at KickstART Farmington film festival

Movie-goers will find “Love in the Songs: Music + Movies” during a film series co-hosted by Farmington-Hills based nonprofit KickstART Farmington and the Greater Farmington Film Festival.

Love in the Songs

The series, held at the Farmington Civic Theater in downtown Farmington, will feature three films that document the power of music:

“Amazing Grace” – September 11, 7 p.m.

This documentary chronicles the two nights in 1972 when the Queen of Soul recorded her landmark live gospel album of the same name at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California. “It’s an astounding cinematic experience — elevational and ecstatic…. This is a miracle of a movie, and it’s a miracle we get to see it at all.” — Sean Burns

“May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” – October 16, 7 p.m.

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers charts their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness”, released on American Recordings/Republic Records. More than just a music documentary, “May it Last” is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury – November 13, 7 p.m.

This documentary follows the path of Luxury, a band from small-town Georgia on the cusp of success, that suffers a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. In the intervening years, they continue to make records, and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests.

Series sponsor is School of Rock Farmington, with support from Thistle Rose Academy of Arts. Tickets for each film are $6 and available at the door, or save over 15 percent by purchasing a series pass for all three films for $15. Tickets are available in advance at

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