Intimate film of life on tour with new-folk luminaries Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver, plus a short documentary about Delia Derbyshire.
In the summer of 2004 soon-to-be new-folk luminaries Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver toured the US. Fellow musician Kevin Barker (Currituck Co., and occasionally Vetiver) documented their travels.
Ironically named after an album released by the Manson Family, The Family Jams is a joyful, intimate film of life on tour; playing all manner of weird and wonderful venues, helping each other overcome family tragedies, car accidents and meeting an array of colourful characters on the way. The film also features performances by Antony and the Johnsons, Meg Baird and Espers.
Showing with The Delian Mode (dir: Kara Blake, Canada 2009), an evocative 25-minute documentary about electronic composer Delia Derbyshire, and abstract short Welcome to Southside (dir: Christopher Steel, UK 2008, 4 mins).
Dir: Kevin Barker USA 2008, 80 mins With: Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vetiver