MESSAGE TO LOVE
1970, MLF, 128 min, Dir: Murray Lerner

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!


MIGHTY UKE
2010, 76 min, Dir: Tony Coleman

This unique documentary from director Tony Coleman travels the world to chronicle the amazing comeback of a musical underdog - the ukulele! Born in Hawaii in the 1880s, the ukulele had become the most popular instrument in the American home by the 1920s; later, the rise of the flashy rock n' roll guitar pushed the "uke" into nerdy obscurity. Until now! In this Internet age of Google-search-and-ye-shall-find, the trusty ukulele is making a comeback and a new generation is rediscovering the instrument.


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