Calendar of Events

October 2022
October 20, 2022
"Catching Air" w/ Live Air Guitar Contest
Show Starts:
7:00 pm
Show End:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
and up allowed
About the Show and the Artist:

NH Docs- New Haven Documentary Film Festival

NHdocs & Cafe Nine proudly present


a screening of

Catching Air

with a live air guitar performance by the one and only

World Air Guitar Champion

Andrew "The Flying Finn"

who will be judging the NHdocs Air Guitar contest

(winner will receive an Epiphone SG Electric Guitar)

Doors: 6:00 pm

Movie: 7:00 pm

Q&A with "The Flying Finn": 8:45 pm

Air Guitar Performance & Contest: 9:15 pm

NOTE: to sign up for the Air Guitar contest, please email

We love the movie fans of New Haven. And we want you here. We are offering four different ticket levels for every screening this year. Every dollar helps our organization, so if you can, please purchase a Fan, Supporter, or Sponsor ticket. Know that every ticket is the same, but every extra dollar helps keep NHdocs alive. Give what you can, if you can. We appreciate your support. Thank you so much!

Catching Air


"I love this movie. It is one of the very few documentaries we got in this year that made me laugh out loud. Repeatedly. Catching Air never takes itself too seriously, but it does pay deserved respect to these rock & roll dreamers. From Andrew "The Flying Finn" to "Moms Jeans Jeanie," and every blessed windmill master in-between, we are treated to a mouth-dropping spectacle of virtuosity and balls. It's the sort of movie anyone can play along to, literally. Just make sure to bring along your sense of humor and some boxed wine." - Gorman Bechard, Executive Director/Lead Programmer

Through multiple intersecting storylines, Catching Air follows a cast of memorable characters as the air guitar community gets them through the both the best—and toughest—times of their lives. We’re talking about true love and life-and-death situations here, people. It also follows the dreams of three veterans all vying for the U.S. title during one season, and tells the story of one musician’s unlikely and tradition-defying journey to winning the Air Guitar World Championships. Through showing their passion and dedication to this unusual craft, the filmmakers hope to inspire others' hidden creativity.

DIRECTOR'S BIO: JAMIE HITCHINGS loved film from a young age. So much so Jamie decided to become a filmmaker specializing in post-production, whose work reflects an interest in technology and questions how it affects humanity. Currently Hitchings teaches college level post-production and film history. Her first feature-length documentary Catching Air was born out of a strong desire to create something that most people are not familiar with. Through this documentary, Hitchings hopes to spread knowledge of Air Guitar but also inspire others to explore things outside of their daily lives.