June 15 & 28 – July 1, 2012
From the 1960s through the present, a prodigious stream of films brilliantly invoking and dedicated to envelope-pushing music has flowed into the public eye and ear. Join us for music films of all varieties (and verités), including D.A. Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan portrait DON’T LOOK BACK and his trio of concert salutes MONTEREY POP, “Jimi Plays Monterey” and “Shake! Otis at Monterey”; Adam Bhala Lough’s THE CARTER about prolific and oft-incarcerated rapper Lil’ Wayne; Alan Parker’s PINK FLOYD – THE WALL; Jimmy Murakami’s WHEN THE WIND BLOWS featuring music by David Bowie; Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads concert doc STOP MAKING SENSE; the only surviving full-length film of STAX REVUE 1967; and a tribute to actor-musician Levon Helm (1940-2012) with Martin Scorsese’s THE LAST WALTZ and Michael Apted’s COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER.
Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Beth Hanna.
Look out for more music on the big screen in July, with films featuring Pretty Things, Small Faces, and The Rolling Stones!