(PRWEB) February 9, 2009
Fate brought filmmakers together in Israel in April of 2003. After setting out to make a documentary film about a popular international blues bar by the beach in Tel Aviv called Mike's Place, the filmmakers' peaceful good time was abruptly interrupted when harsh reality struck the bar.
On April 30, 2003, two British Nationals executed a suicide bombing right next door to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv at Mike's Place, as an American producer and his crew were filming what was intended as a lighthearted documentary about the bar staff and their multi-ethnic patrons. The film crew was on the scene and captured the before, during and aftermath of the incident. This gripping footage has since aired around the world.
The award-winning documentary is to be "officially released" on DVD Tuesday, March 10, 2009. However, the 2-disc set with "EXTRAS" DVD (never- before-seen uncut raw footage), is available online now exclusively at CreateSpace and Amazon.com. "Blues by the Beach" can also now be downloaded exclusively at iArtHouse and streamed via VIVIDAS in a pay-per-view format.
American Jack Baxter, the film's producer, who was seriously injured in the attack: "People need to feel what terrorism was like during the height of the Second Intifada. Change is coming with the Israeli Elections. This film shows that peace in the Middle East should be the reality and not a just a dream."
Film festivals in the U.S., Canada and Europe have lauded "Blues by the Beach." Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and movie director David Mamet calls it: "a very, very important film. It ranks along with 'One Day In September' as an actual, undeniable presentation of the unmitigated horror of terrorism."
For more information, view Film Trailer and Educational Non-Theatrical screenings visit: http://www.bluesbythebeachfilm.com.
About "Blues by the Beach" (http://www.bluesbythebeachfilm.com):
"Blues by the Beach" directed by Joshua Faudem and produced by Jack Baxter and Fran Strauss-Baxter, is an independently produced documentary film offering unprecedented and up-close views of the effects of a terrorist attack. The film crew captured the moments before, during, and immediately after the Mike's Place suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on April 30, 2003. The resulting film has won awards at numerous film festivals.