As described in yesterday’s Current, a small group of dedicated filmmakers have been working on a documentary of the legendary Bayou club that once stood on K St., where the Loews Theater is now. According to the Current:
For the creators of a documentary on The Bayou nightclub in Georgetown, a dawdling approach has turned out to be the right fit…But after 14 years of soaking in The Bayou’s posthumous wealth of anecdotes and artifacts, the team members now speak of the venue with intimate affection. They describe it as a complex, offbeat and raucous place that survived its decades on the Georgetown waterfront — on the site beneath the Whitehurst Freeway that’s now a Loews movie theater — by constantly shifting identities.
“Once we looked under the hood and saw this engine with odd parts and gunk and weird assembly … it became a story worth coming to,” said writer Vinnie Perrone, a former Washington Post staffer who has interviewed subjects for the documentary.
After fourteen years, the filmmakers are close to putting the final touches on the project. But they need cash to get it over the finish line. So check out the trailer up top, and if you want to see more, check out their Kickstarter page and pitch in.