BASED ON THE COLLECTION BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR BRIAN JABAS SMITH
Celebrates with Massive Cultural Event featuring the Author, Director, Music by Chick Cashman, Angie Bowie and More
Beyond Baroque, Sunday, August 25th
WHO: Readings by Brian Jabas Smith and Angie Bowie atop music by Chick Cashman. Emceed by Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Co-Writer Maggie Smith with Directors Jonathan Paley, Rani DeMuth, Sophia Kiaposand J. Garrett Vorreuter.
WHAT: A screening of three episodes of the new web series Spent Saints with readings from the best-selling collection of short stories it is based on to honor the launch of the Spent Saints web series on Amazon Prime (to be released on September 1st). Spent Saints is based on the best-selling first book by award-winning Tucson author Brian Jabas Smith. A collection of linked short stories (now films), it follows the life of a troubled champion bike racer and lead singer who plummets to the depths with alcohol and crystal meth addictions. Only when he faces down his underlying demon of depression can he emerge with body and spirit intact.
Spent Saints features Academy Award winners Michael Villar (SKIN) and Justin Shilton (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) alongside Ian Michaels (RAINBOW TIME) and Shira Weitz (FAULT) with Miss Maxim 2018 Runner-Up Carla Tempesta, underground rock legend Jonathan Paley and daughter Violet, with a special appearance by the storied Miss Pamela Des Barres (author of I’m With the Band). The series features music by Gilby Clarke, Cait Brennen, Frankie & The Studs, Super J Lounge, Beat Angels, Billy Sedlmayr, Kenny Tudrick and more.
WHEN: Sunday, August 25th at 4:00pm
WHERE: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291