With the holiday season officially kicking into high gear, I'm thrilled to announce a special event hosted by the "My Cricket and Me" team and Willie Nelson and Family. 

On Monday, December 5th, at 8pm, we co-producers are hosting a concert of music from the film featuring GOOLIS, Keren Abreu, Noel Carey, Julia Mattison, myself, and exciting guests to be announced! 

What's more, all proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and programs to homeless LGBT youth.  

Open Bar. Great music. Greater cause. Tickets available here.

WILLIE NELSON and FAMILY INVITE YOU TO JOIN the CREATORS of MY CRICKET AND ME for an evening of music to celebrate the film and raise funds for the Ali Forney Center.


WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY invite you to join hosts Donald Rosenfeld, Andreas Roald and filmmakers Gabriel Barreto and Eliot Routh for an evening of music to celebrate their film MY CRICKET AND ME and raise funds for the Ali Forney Center.


Join us at 8PM on Monday, December 5th for live music by GOOLIS with KEREN ABREU, LAUREN MACK, special guests NOEL CAREY & JULIA MATTISON, and more!


Where: The Triad 158 W 72nd St New York, NY 10023

When: December 5th. 7:30PM (doors) 8PM (curtain)

Tickets available here.

General Admission. Open Bar. All proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center.


About the Film:

Inspired by true events, My Cricket And Me is written and directed by former Willie Nelson roadie Gabriel Barreto and collaborator Eliot Routh. Executive producing is former Merchant Ivory President, Donald Rosenfeld (Tree Of Life, Effie Gray, Jodorowsky’s Dune) and Sovereign Films. The film features appearances by Amy Irving (Yentl, Carrie), Dave Shalansky (Gilmore Girls, Divorce), Noel Carey (Brooklyn Sound), Rob Leo Roy (High Maintenance), Lauren Mack (Cat Planet), and Willie Nelson. Additional casting announcements to be made at the event.


The film follows, GABRIEL “CRICKET” RAMSEY (Gabriel Barreto), a young documentarian who has decided to turn the camera on himself, revisiting his post-high school stint as a roadie for country music legend, BUCK BONHAM (Willie Nelson).  But an interview with the wily musician goes awry when Gabriel is forced to reconsider the extent of his debauchery that fateful summer. Aided by his dubious-yet-faithful, wisecracking camera crew, Gabriel decides to reconcile with his past the only way he knows how — by retracing the outrageous warpath he carved while on tour.

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