Best Local Film - 2010
For the Sake of the Song
When it comes to this year's crop of local films, For the Sake of the Song is far and away the most significant. Other films were as well done, others as interesting, but For the Sake of the Song captured an only-in-Houston story like no other. Taking home awards from this year's Nashville Film Festival and the Park City Film Music Festival as well as the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Sake of the Song documented the history of local music venue Anderson Fair. Over the last 40 years, the venue has been a launching pad for some of the most influential acoustic music artists to ever grace a Texas stage, including Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith and the late Townes Van Zandt. Through four decades of a rapidly changing music industry and with an all-volunteer staff, Anderson Fair remained loyal to one idea: It's all about the music. And it's that spirit that For the Sake of the Song so vividly captures.