The Bitter Tears take cinematic approach to their music

April 13, 2011

By Liz Bustamante

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(Photo courtesy of The Bitter Tears)
The Bitter Tears perform as part of CIMMfest.

If you are a movie and a music junkie then heads up! Thursday, the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, or CIMMfest, kicks off. The fest gives film and music fans the opportunity to explore the numerous links we can draw between musical and cinematic efforts. There will be concert films, documentaries, animation, narrative fiction – and of course music – both live and recorded. One local band taking part in the festival is the eclectic group The Bitter Tears. WBEZ sound engineer Liz Bustamante, who’s also a musician, has their story.

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