The producers of a documentary on songwriter Mac Leaphart — a Charleston musician who underwent surgery at MUSC in December to remove a benign brain tumor — are gearing up for an official DVD release of Mac’n at the ’Drome: A Concert Film Experience in early May. Local promoters Ben Bounds and Joel Frank teamed with videographer Brooks Quinn to make the film.
The full-length doc will feature interviews and live performances footage from January’s Mac’n at the Drome benefit at the Hippodrome. Proceeds from the sale of the DVD will benefit the Leaphart family and local charities.
A free outdoor screening and DVD release party will take place at Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant (963 Houston Northcutt Blvd.) on Sun. April 29. Presented by Follywood Productions, Brand Frankus, Y’all Entertainment, the Bridge at 105.5, and Cinebarre, the event starts at 5:30 p.m. with live performances by some of the featured musicians in the film (including Leaphart himself), followed by the screening. They’ll show the entire film on the inflatable screen next to the building that evening. Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for more details.