I’m very proud to announce that the North City Arts Council has contacted the filmmakers of “Old Dog, New Trick” and scheduled an additional St. Louis screening. On March 6, 2010 at 7pm, “Old Dog, New Trick” will screen at the historic Savoy Theatre (formally the Crown Theatre) in Ferguson, MO. A Q&A will follow the film with Co-Director Thomas Crone and producer Jon Scorfina. The “Old Dog” Steve Scorfina will also perform his current CD “Dog Trax” in its entirety after the film.
“Old Dog, New Trick” follows Steve Scorfina’s life in and out of the St. Louis music scene. Starting with his time in the R&B flavored Mike & The Majestics (Featuring Michael McDonald), Scorfina found himself playing in a wide array of musically outfits throughout the 60s and 70s, including the psychedelic Good Feellin’ and an early blues-rock incarnation of REO Speedwagon. His musical career culminated in the progressive art rock sounds of Pavlov’s Dog, a group that made it to the brink of stardom in 1975, but suffered a devilish manager who cast them into near obscurity shortly thereafter. The film picks up with a middle-aged Scorfina, now a lovable antiques salesman, attempting to restart his musical career at 60.
The Savoy Theatre is located at 119 S. Florissant Rd in Ferguson, MO, just a few blocks away from the legendary carriage house where Pavlov’s Dog wrote the bulk of their first two albums. Talk about coming full circle!
As an added bonus, The Good Feellin’ will be reuniting for the first time in 40 years to play a few songs. If you didn’t have a chance to see the film last November in the St. Louis International Film Festival, don’t miss you chance to see it in the community where it all started.
Tickets will be $10.00.
Advanced ticket venues to be announced shortly.