1987, 113 min, USA, Dir: Tim Pope

This terrific concert film captures U.K. alternative rockers The Cure performing in the ancient Théâtre Antique d’Orange amphitheater while in France during their Beach Party tour. Frontman Robert Smith leads his band through 23 of their songs, playing a mix of singles and favorites from their first album, THREE IMAGINARY BOYS, through 1985’s THE HEAD ON THE DOOR, including such songs as “Inbetween Days” and “Let's Go to Bed.”

The Happeners
1966, 50 min, USA, Dir: David Greene

Written by Ernest Kinoy and produced by Herb Brodkin, this unsold pilot about a folk-rock trio in New York City offers a somewhat more serious take on youth culture and rock music than “The Monkees.” Lead actors Craig Smith, Chris Ducey and Suzannah Jordan all went on to careers in music; Smith and Ducey formed the singing duo Chris and Craig before forming cult group Penny Arkade. With Louis Gosset, Jr., Lou Jacobi and an appearance by the Dave Clark Five.

2015, SpectiCast, 105 min, UK, Dir: Joss Crowley

Captured live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, this musical journey through Elvis Costello’s vast songbook is a show like no other. Moving between guitars and piano, the acclaimed performer and composer revisits both classics (“Watching the Detectives”) and rarities (“45”), with a little help from guests Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe on “Pads, Paws and Claws” (a song co-written with Paul McCartney). In between numbers, Costello shares stories about his family, his music and his life in this intimate and amusing concert film.

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