Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
Dir: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
Artfully weaving North American musicology and the devastating historical experiences of Native Americans, this documentary reveals the deep connections between Native American and African-American peoples and the musical forms we now know as rock, blues, and jazz. Filled with engaging interviews and featuring such musical luminaries as Buffy Saint-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and Jimi Hendrix, RUMBLE will have you hearing “American” music in a whole new way. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at Sundance 2017.
Dir: Michael Wadleigh, Bob Smeaton
Three muddy days of peace and music, Woodstock was one of the defining events of a generation. The epochal rock festival closed with headliner Jimi Hendrix, who lit up the stage with hits like "Fire," "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady" as well as one of the greatest versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner” ever heard. This digitally restored live performance is preceded by a documentary about the road to Woodstock, including interviews with Hendrix band members Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox.
The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was the largest rock event of the era, with more than 600,000 attendees, featuring the last major performances by Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. Oscar winning director Murray Lerner (FROM MAO TO MOZART: ISAAC STERN IN CHINA) beautifully captured the performances by the cream of the rock royalty crop - and also discreetly documented the greed of promoters and festival attendees that helped kill off the 1960s hippie dream. Includes The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jethro Tull, ELP, Free, Ten Years After, The Moody Blues, John Sebastian, Donovan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Plus previously unseen outtakes!