The Chameleon Club Documentary
This feature-length documentary follows the establishment of the venue in 1985 in a small tent covered area called Tom Paines back room. We then explore and document over 20 successful years of this live music venue in a small town in Central Pennsylvania… Lancaster.
The story is told by owners, staff and musicians who invested their life in a true passion for music. Throughout the film, we hear from and about several bands whose careers were made in part by having a place to play and grow in talent and resolve. These interviews include Mike Bitts of The Innocence Mission, Chad Taylor of LIVE and JB Burkholder of August Burns Red.
The viewer will hear about political and social hurdles and growing pains, but in the end the great reward that lies in providing a home for the passionate musicians and fans as well as an attraction for miles around as part of the Northeast US touring circuit.
Throughout the documentary is a soundtrack which includes tracks from home grown record labels CI Records and Lizard Records as well as independent contributions from Movies with Heroes, Dutchland Diesel, Burning Bus, DJ Image and many more.
The Chameleon Club is a film which will appeal to music lovers from every part of the world and every genre. It will especially appeal to those who have played or attended a show at the venue. It begs the question, could a music lover with a few dollars and a true love for music accomplish such a feat if that person were to try today.
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- Producer/Director: Allen Clements
- Chief Editor & Assistant Producer: Jason Pohlig
- Photography: Steve Stoltzfus & others.
- Animation: Brenten Klinger, Jeff McComsey & others.
- Produced and Edited at Postage, Inc.
Praise for The Chameleon Club:
For folks who have been coming to the club since its days on North Christian Street, [The Chameleon Club] is an ecstatic high five… For those new to the story, it pays tribute to the sense of community that rock ‘n’ roll can build.
-John Duffy, Independent Writer, Intelligencer Journal / Sunday News
Allen Clements film “The Chameleon Club” is fantastic. Entertaining and informative… yet fast paced and humorous.
-Steven Courtney, Musician & Video Buff
[The Chameleon Club] is a great piece of history. This DVD brought back some great memories. What a piece of work. For those of you who haven’t seen the Chameleon Club Documentary yet. What are you waiting for?
-DJ Freez, DJ / Recording and Performing Artist