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Sunday Nov 24
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for this award-winning documentary
afterwards all the filmmakers will be present for a talk-back!

ABOUT FILM: With iconic Austin venues closing each year due to rising rents and property taxes, the writing is on the wall for the Saxon Pub, a mainstay in live music since 1990. Soon being forced to a new space – akin to closure for most clubs – its owner Joe Ables, its regulars and staff and its beloved musicians such as local luminaries Joe Ely, Bob Schneider, Patrice Pike, Guy Forsyth, Hector Ward, Carolyn Wonderland, The Resentments, Johnny Nicholas, W.C. Clark, Robynn Shayne and others, turn to face the music until they learn their fate might not be sealed after all. Call it divine intervention or a stroke of good luck but the Saxon could live to see another day if it plays its cards right…Nothing Stays the Same - Music Doc Prize - 2019 SXSW. 

ABOUT FILMMAKERS: In additional to 25 years of commercial video work, director Jeff Sandmann has been producing tribute videos for the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame which led to a friendship with Saxon Pub owner Joe Ables. As a musician and music lover, Jeff found in the Saxon a perfect subject for his debut feature-length documentary. He teamed with producer Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel, an Austin music lover and Saxon Pub enthusiast, and producer Jeffrey Brown, an experienced documentary filmmaker, to create Nothing Stays The Same. 

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