Every year thousands compete in the world's greatest singing competition--that you've never heard of.... American Harmony journeys deep into the ultra-obsessive, zany, and heartfelt world of competitive barbershop singing, where passion is equaled only by raw talent, and the reward is not fame or fortune, but simply victory. If reality shows were based on four-part harmony, these guys would be the champs. ("American Idol"--eat your heart out!) More than three years in the making and edited by Kate Amend, the editor of two Oscar-winning documentaries, the film debuted nationally in 2008 at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 70th Annual International Convention and vocal competitions in Nashville, Tenn. and will be presented at the Regent in collaboration with the chapters of the Northeastern District of The Barbershop Harmony Society. To celebrate the film's Northeast premiere, the Regent screenings will also include live performances by area Barbershop Quartets and other a cappella groups including Sounds of Concord and Arlington Liberty Belle Chorus on Friday and Sounds of Concord and Boston Accent on Saturday. A tribute to the human musical spirit, the film is an in-depth look at the amazingly rich subculture of a true American art form. The camera follows the lives of some of the biggest names to emerge from the international Barbershop Harmony Society competition, as well as interviews with rank-and-file members, called "Joe Barbershoppers." The film--nominated for the International Documentary Association's Best Music Documentary award--features four prominent Society quartets - Reveille, OC Times, Max Q, and Vocal Spectrum - over a span of years, on stage and at home, in their personal quests for international recognition as they experience the thrill of victory and the agony of not quite making it..