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Opening Event - Film - KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

Updated: Feb 22

KJBF is excited to announce our extraordinary 2023 opening event.

Where: Gerringong Town Hall

When: Friday 10th March 2023


Film: Keep on Keepin' On

The screening of the amazing "Keep on Keepin' On" documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.

Keep on Keepin' On - Official Trailer

Talk: Alan Hicks

Up close and personal Q&A talk with Alan Hicks - Grammy award winning filmmaker, directing both Keep on Keepin’ On and the 2018 Netflix documentary film “Quincy”.

Music: Clark Terry Tribute

A stellar lineup of jazz musicians will unite to perform the music of Clark Terry while drinks and canapes are served.

Alan Hicks - drums

Nick Garbett - trumpet

James Greening - trombone

Matt Smith - guitar

Barney McAll - keyboards

Jasper Leak - bass

Where: Gerringong Town Hall

This exclusive ticketed KJBF event will be screened at the iconic Gerringong Town Hall.

When: Friday 10th March 2023

One night only.

Keep on Keepin' On - Film Awards and Festivals

  • Academy Award, Shortlisted

  • Tribeca Film Festival, Audience Award Winner

  • Tribeca Film Festival, Best New Director Award Winner

  • IDFA, Audience Award Winner

  • HotDocs, Audience Award Winner

  • Melbourne International Film Festival, People’s Choice Award Winner

  • Palms Springs Film Festival, Audience Award Winner

  • Seattle International Film Festival, Audience Award Winner

  • AFI, Best Of The Fest Award

  • Palm Springs Film Festival, Audience Award Winner

  • Aspen Film Festival, Audience Award Winner

  • Newport Beach Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement In Music Documentary

  • Boulder International Film Festival, Audience Award Winner

  • Black Film Critics Choice Awards, Best Documentary Award Winner

Alan Hicks - Director

Alan Hicks is a Grammy Award-Winning filmmaker based in Sydney and Los Angeles.

After working as a musician in and around New York, Hicks transitioned to filmmaking, directing his first feature documentary Keep On Keepin’ On, winning both the Audience Award and Best New Director honours at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film also won awards from the IDFA, AFI, Cinema Eye, Seattle Film Festival, Palm Springs, Hamptons Summer Docs and went onto be shortlisted for the Academy Awards Best Documentary Feature in 2015.

Hicks then co-directed the documentary feature film QUINCY, following music legend and icon Quincy Jones. QUINCY premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, before a worldwide premiere on Netflix. The film received the Critics’ Choice Honor for Best Music Documentary, the African American Film Critics Award for Best Documentary. QUINCY was included in the Doc NYC Short List, the Hollywood Reporter’s Top Ten Films of 2018, was honored as a New York Times Critics’ Pick and won the Grammy for Best Music Film.


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