Memory Builds The Monument
Compelled by the vivid memories of the legendary Club Matinee by aging citizens, this film leaps into the music, the art, and the community of Houston's historic 5th Ward. The doc highlights the impossible to ignore cultural and social challenges of African-Americans in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s living in the South. The through-line of this story showcases how the music of these eras played a part in defining generations and bringing people of all ethnicities and backgrounds together and how memories, at the verge of being lost can be shared to propel the future.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.
Mel Chin, Kathy Payton
Miriam Heads, Greg Carter
Archie Bell, Jesse Lott, Algenita Davis, Harvey Clemons
Associate Producer: Amanda Wiles, Associate Producer: Harrison Guy, Archival Producer: Tann Williams, Gaffer: Freddy Dang, Camera Assistant: Julian Martinez, Grip: Kailen Alvarado, Production Assistant: Anthony Vaughn Lane, Music Supervisor: Elizabeth Klein, Motion Graphics: Bluestar Graphics
Public Film Contact: