Past Film/Video | Documentaries

Erin Durant: Live at Proctors

(Antonio Ferrera, 2020)

Stream | World Premiere

Erin Durant sits at a piano on stage as a crew person places a mic in front of her

In a time when we’re all craving live music, director Antonio Ferrera delivers the next best thing with this intimate record of a solo performance by singer/songwriter Erin Durant. Stream the doc for free through September 24.

Ferrera’s disarmingly straightforward “concert film” is very much a work of the moment, documenting Durant as she plays in the historic (and completely empty) Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York. Ferrera and his crew’s use of handheld camera and generous close-ups leave one with the sense that they have been specially chosen to witness this event that showcases Durant’s unique songs, which the New York Times has described as “spare, gospel-tinged, and redolent of old parlors.” Ferrera visited the Wex in 2008 with his film The Gates, about the iconic Central Park installation by the recently deceased visual artist Christo and his partner Jeanne-Claude. (42 mins., digital video)

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More about the film

"A biting, even edgy lyricist with plenty on her mind."
American Songwriter on Erin Durant
Erin Durant sits at a piano and sings into a microphone

Photo: Richard Lovrich.

Erin Durant sits at a piano

Photo: Richard Lovrich.

Filmmaker Antonio Ferrera looks through a viewfinder

Photo: Richard Lovrich.

Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Erin Durant: Live at Proctors