“2020’s Got A Ring To It”

"If you can't see where you are, how can you see where you're going?"

Al Kryszak is a composer, guitarist & filmmaker. This song "2020's Got A Ring To It", is a first track from the upcoming album "Unpleasant Trees & Murmur Rations", on the FilmTrax Label. This song was written on January 5th, 2021, when the outgoing president of the United States triggered an insurrection aimed at preventing the certification of Joe Biden as the duly elected president. The former president's claim was a rigged election, though he did not wish a recount of Republicans who won in the contested states, only a turnover of the Democrats who won. This stance was rejected in over 50 courts in the nation, before thousands of the outgoing president's followers mounted an invasion of the U.S. Capitol Building, resulting in 6 deaths, including 2 police officers, & dozens of police seriously injured.

The U.S. Senators who supported the coup & refuse to condemn it, are still in office. The news footage in this video displays 2 completely different responses to protests: one response to Black Lives Matter, (the Ieshia Evans arrest) & a separate response to white supremacist rioters, who breached the center of government armed with flagpoles, mace & a few weapons.

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  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Political Short, Protest, Music Video, Alt Rock, Prog Protest Maybee?
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Al Kryszak

Al Kryszak is a composer, filmmaker, pianist & guitarist based in Maine. Work includes Turner Classic Movies, Lincoln Center, American Festival of Microtonal Music, Mabou Mines, June-in-Buffalo, Symphony Space, LA Directors Guild, & KINO. “Lux Internum” collection is a glimpse into the Polish nocturne legacy, 200 years in the making. The 2020 premiere of Kryszak’s “Lux Internum” piano collection was released by Russian virtuoso Svetlana Belsky.

“Privacy & The Power of Secrets” premiered as finalist to premiere at The Hague Global Cinema Festival this November &
The Sweden Film Awards in September. The new doc, filmed in Coastal Maine, features a lone lighthouse keeper, Passamaquoddy Tribal Leaders & song preservationists, FEMA activists closing dog labs, & the relationship between China’s social scoring & American credit bureaus.

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Director Statement

The short film/music video "2020's Got a Ring To It" hopes to move on from a dark U.S. chapter by giving it one more good look in the eyes.