A particularly high bar for the future was set by CBGB Music & Film Festival executive producer Tim Hayes who stated:
"The CBGB Music & Film Festival aims to become the largest international film festival in the world for premiering and showcasing movies and shorts that focus exclusively on music...No other major film festival in the country provides such a large platform for music based movies and there is no better place than New York City to do it."
That goal seems challenging but achievable and suggests that the festival as a whole is likely to push other aspects as well.
CBGB Movie Trailer
Music shows and events run throughout the festival. Performers span a pretty interesting range but it would be nice to see diversity in booking current acts that was closer to the diversity of the film screenings.
The NY Times noted that around 500 acts will appear in this year's music festival. Looking at the event overall, James C. McKinley Jr. notes the similarities to the CMJ Marathon and SXSW. It's hard not to wonder just how big the CBGB Music & Film Festival could get.
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