Tony Cummings reports on the unique documentary film 25 In 24 featuring Switchfoot frontman JON FOREMAN
On 24th October at 10am Jon Foreman, singer, songwriter and frontman for rock icons Switchfoot, with some of his musician and technician friends, embarked on a music journey throughout San Diego aiming to play 25 shows in 24 hours. With venues including a children's hospital, a wedding and a Mexican restaurant, this exhausting 24-hour musical marathon was caught on film and now Aspiration Entertainment in partnership with the wonderfully named lowercase people will be releasing the film 25 In 24 in March 2018.
Erik Lokkesmoe, principal of Aspiration Entertainment, spoke about the forthcoming film of four months' Herculean musical effort. "25 In 24 is one of those rare films that combines everything we care about: great art made by great people for great purposes. The Aspirational audience is growing, as people look for stories, music and films that are more than mere entertainment and Jon's film and music do exactly that, inviting us into something deeper and more transcendent. We are honoured to be a partner with him and his team on bringing this special film to audiences worldwide."
In the film Foreman himself spoke about the thinking behind 25 In 24: "Since childhood, music was this playground where I could actually enunciate the way I felt about life. Music was that escape and entrance into reality that I could find in no other place. Playing 25 shows in 24 hours is one of the strangest dreams I've ever chased down. But underneath the scheduling and logistics, I was hoping that something very simple would be communicated. The honesty of song brings people together in a way that nothing else can. The sheer joy of music finds us as children once again: hoping, dreaming and vulnerable. I wanted to see my hometown like that: shining through the eyes of a song."
On 1st March and into April and May, Foreman will embark on the 25 In 24 Tour of the USA where those who attend will not only see the film but enjoy a live performance by the singer/songwriter as an acoustic trio.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.