"Four Wall Release" Public ScreeningsLearn more about the Four Wall Release for American Harmony
Get ready to rent a big pop-corn machine, because beginning September 6, your chapter can sponsor a showing of "American Harmony," raising awareness of barbershop in your community, and perhaps some money too. Instead of trying to get a traditional theatre to show the film, which is difficult and expensive, your chapter will be able to show it in a church, community center, hotel ballroom or library, for one night, or two. It's called a Four Wall Release—which literally means any space that has four walls and adequate seating. Appropriate projection and sound equipment, if not available in the space already, can be rented.
In case you haven't seen the movie, it focuses on OC Times, Max Q, Vocal Spectrum, and Reveille over a span of years, on stage and at home, in their personal quests for international recognition as they experience the thrill of victory, and the agony of not quite making it. American Harmony received an enthusiastic reception from film distributors and other non-Society audiences. It completed a 30-city traditional theatrical release in mid-2010 and garnered accolades along the way at film festivals such as the 2009 San Diego Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary, and the Las Vegas Film Fest, where it won the Golden Ace Award.