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It's official: The Brooklyn-based, Grammy-winning jazz-funk ensemble Snarky Puppy, which sits on one of the sharpest cutting edges in popular music, has included Fort Lauderdale on the short list of 10 U.S. cities to host a screening of their performance documentary  "Family Dinner Volume Two."

The film rolled out this week with a Thursday night premiere in Dallas, near the band's birthplace at the University of North Texas in Denton, and is scheduled to be shown in just 21 cities in North America and Europe. Theaters in London, Paris and Toronto are already sold out.  

"We've hand-picked theaters that have a great vibe and that have been held to the highest technical standards so the recording can be seen and heard exactly as it was intended in the studio," bandleader Michael League wrote on the band's website.

Snarky Puppy's list of U.S. screenings had always included the cool places you'd expect: New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. There were no screenings scheduled south of Washington when Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival president Gregory Von Hausch got wind of the film about 10 days ago. He had to have it. After a series of feverish email negotiations, he did.  SEE THE FULL ARTICLE