Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 - Sun, Aug 17, 2014
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Presented by the American Cinematheque and co-sponsored by Amoeba Music and Santa Monica Press

Los Angeles has been the center of the film world for nearly a century, but the city’s leading role in popular music began more recently. The birth of rock ’n’ roll brought forth a teen record-buying audience independent of the Broadway/Tin Pan Alley axis, which had long dominated American music, and as local rock scenes began to ferment across the country, few could compete with the sunny SoCal environment as a draw for the top performers, songwriters and producers. Harvey Kubernik’s new book, Turn Up the Radio!, captures the zeitgeist of Los Angeles rock and pop between the years of 1956 and 1972 – an era of unprecedented growth and creativity in the record industry. Harvey will sign his book onsite on August 14 & 16.

The American Cinematheque celebrates the intersection of music and media in the City of Angels with several evenings devoted to L.A. rock icons on film. Southern California was on the itinerary of virtually every performer of note, and director-producer Steve Binder put many of them on film and TV, including the all-star line-up in the classic concert film THE T.A.M.I. SHOW. Legendary quartet The Doors were at the peak of their powers in hometown appearance LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68. The Seeds once headlined a tour with The Doors; the world premiere of the documentary PUSHIN’ TOO HARD tells the story of the L.A. garage rock greats for the first time. And musical iconoclast Frank Zappa paints a fascinating portrait of The Mothers of Invention at work in UNCLE MEAT.

Series programmed by John Hagelston, Harvey Kubernik and Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Egyptian TheatreWed, Aug 13, 2014 - Sun, Aug 17, 2014
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
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In-Person Tribute to Steve Binder! 50th Anniversary!
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
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World Premiere! Special Guests!
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Gail Zappa, Moon Zappa, Haskell Wexler & More In Person!
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
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