Film + TV

IndyFringe: Busking the System

When: Thu., Aug. 25, 8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 2 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 6 p.m. 2011

If you have ever been on the subway in New York City, you've no doubt seen, enjoyed, or brushed right by a musician who was trying to entertain while hoping a few dollars will be dropped into his open instrument case. But who are these musicians, where are they from, what are their goals, and can they really make a living on tips from commuters and tourists? "Busking the System" is an entertaining and compelling feature-length documentary that follows the ups & downs of three talented young singer/songwriter guitarists who try their hand as "buskers" - or street performers-underneath one of the biggest and most unforgiving cities in the world: New York City. The narrative chronicles how expectations collide with reality, as each musician follows an unpredictable path of successes and heartbreaks.

Price: $10 adults, $8 students, $5 children under 12

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