If you've seen LIFE SUPPORT MUSIC, you know that it tells the incredible true story of Jason Crigler's life-threatening brain injury, which left him in a near-vegetative state, and his slow and miraculous recovery through his own courage and the love of his wife and extended family.
One of my most moving memories of our tenure at CinemaSalem was the sight of Jason walking down the aisle with his wife and parents after the movie screened during this year's Salem Film Fest. It was one of those experiences where a documentary can be even more powerful than a fictional feature film, since you know that it's all true.
During the Q&A session, Salem music impresario, Matt Caruso, asked Jason if he'd ever consider performing in Salem, and the seed which grew into tonight's concert was sown.
At 8 pm tonight, Jason Crigler will perform live at CinemaSalem with his band, and he'll be joined by his wife, Monica, for much of the set. Tickets are available at the CinemaSalem box office for $12.50.
CinemaSalem is happy to host this event and happy that all of the proceeds will be going to Jason and his band, and to Matt Caruso to help cover his expenses and investment in the event. If you haven't had a chance to see LIFE SUPPORT MUSIC, you have one more opportunity this evening at 6 pm. Perhaps the perfect plan would be to catch the documentary, and then go to the concert right afterwards.
It promises to be an event you're likely to remember for a long time, and I wanted to make sure you know about it.
Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!
Paul Van Ness