Last fall we told you about the documentary D TOUR which follows Pat Spurgeon, whose promising indie-rock career as a member of the band Rogue Wave suffers an incredible setback when one of his kidneys begins to fail. D TOUR chronicles Pat’s search for a living organ donor and the challenges associated with finding a viable match. Pat’s choice to keep touring and working toward the band’s goals is put to the test; the absolute need to perform dialysis daily and to focus on his health became top priority while being on the road. D TOUR also addresses issues with the health care system, the lack of affordable insurance, and the importance of organ donation.
Last September, D TOUR was shown all around the country as a part of the Emmy® Award-winning series Independent Lens. If you missed your chance to see it then, D TOUR is screening for free in Los Angeles, CA this Saturday, June 12 at 2pm at the Paley Media Center as part of the Donate Life Film Festival. Musician Pat Spurgeon and filmmaker Jim Granato will be at the screening to receive an Inspire award from Donate Life for our contributions in sharing Pat’s amazing story of how he went through kidney failure, ultimately getting a transplant all while touring with his band Rogue Wave.
Future of Music Coalition, a non-profit organization committed to advocating music-related causes, is joining forces with Community Cinema and PBS? Independent Lens in upcoming documentary screenings. Community Cinema provides free monthly screenings and discussions for independent film enthusiasts, two of which caught FMC?s eye.
Throughout the month of September, the Independent Television Service (ITVS) will celebrate the fifth year of its popular Community Cinema program ? a monthly national screening series showcasing documentaries on compelling social issues from the Emmy® Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Community Cinema connects community-based organizations with independent film enthusiasts, youth and families by providing free screenings, discussions and resources on important social issues in association with public television stations in more than 50 cities around the country.