The Cinematheque is delighted to present our 11th Mods & Rockers Festival, in which we celebrate the long and exciting career of rock documentarian and Oscar-winner Murray Lerner! We’re kicking off at the Egyptian Theatre with a 40th anniversary salute to the Isle of Wight Festival with Lerner’s MESSAGE TO LOVE, the spellbinding rock documentary that captures performances by such legends as Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison (only months before their deaths), plus the Los Angeles premiere of Lerner’s MILES ELECTRIC, an incredible portrait of Miles Davis at the height of his "Bitches Brew" glory. Next up, we have the West Coast premieres of THE MOODY BLUES: THRESHOLD OF A DREAM and MELLODRAMA: THE MELLOTRON MOVIE, a double feature celebrating 45 years of The Moody Blues and 50 years of the Mellotron with Lerner and Moody Blues founder Mike Pinder in person! Following this is a double feature of Lerner’s JIMI HENDRIX: BLUE WILD ANGEL and THE WHO: LISTENING TO YOU, incredible docs digitally restoring both Hendrix’s and The Who’s last performances.
The grand conclusion of Mods & Rockers is a "Folk, Blues and Roots" triple bill extravaganza! Included is the Los Angeles premiere of Lerner’s LEONARD COHEN: LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970, BOB DYLAN: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR and the classic chronicling of the Newport Folk Festival, FESTIVAL, with performances and interviews with Joan Baez, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, and most famously, a newly-electric Bob Dylan. Don’t miss out on any of these terrific screenings!
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