BRIDGEPORT — From the shifting fault lines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan’s America, Laurence Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering
combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and
challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music
industry and the nation. Everyday Sunshine is a story about music,
history, fear, courage and funking on the one.
At the heart of Fishbone’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and
bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of
pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes,
family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road,
Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face
of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.
Laurence Fishbone narrates Everyday Sunshine, an entertaining
cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock
band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to
reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black
men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band
and their city, Everyday Sunshine explores the personal and cultural
forces that gave rise to California’s legendary Black punk sons that
continue to defy categories and expectations.
Nov. 15 at pm
Post Screening Q & A with the filmmaker, Chris Metzler
General Admission Ticket Price: $10
The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport