Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces New Film Series

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 Continues March 16 with screening of Taste: What’s Going On Live at the Isle of Wight 1970, profiling the Irish rock and blues band

CLEVELAND – Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a film series on select Wednesdays throughout the spring and summer. The series began in February with a screening of the new documentary 808: The Movie, about the world’s most famous rhythm machine, and continues with a screening of Taste: What’s Going On – Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 on March 16.

The Rock Hall’s Foster Theater features a 2K, 3D-capable, digital cinema projection system that screens films beyond high-definition. Additionally, moviegoers can purchase concessions, including wine, beer and snacks, during film screenings. On Wednesdays, the Rock Hall is open until 9 p.m.

Film Screening and Discussion: Taste: What’s Going On – Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; tickets.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)
A discussion with Murray Lerner, the director of the film and an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, will follow the screening.

The film tells the story of Irish rock and blues band Taste, formed in Cork, Ireland in 1966 by Rory Gallagher. Taste had a brief but influential career disbanding shortly after their legendary appearance at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, which is the centerpiece of this film. Taste’s performance at the festival was so well received that Jimi Hendrix when asked on the Sunday, “How does it feel to be the best guitarist in the world”, replied, “I don’t know, why don’t you go and ask Rory Gallagher?” The 16mm film has been restored and the sound remixed for this 2015 version.

Film details: Taste: What’s Going On – Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (2015) Directed by Murray Lerner. (82 min.).  Presented courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Suggested Rock Hall exhibits: Cities and Sounds, Jimi Hendrix

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Film Screening: Black Veil Brides – Alive and Burning
Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; tickets.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

Black Veil Brides

Alive and Burning is Black Veil Brides first ever recorded live performance, filmed in their home town of Los Angeles during the successful Black Mass Tour, in support of their self-titled fourth album at the world famous Wiltern Theatre. The sold out crowd witnessed a career spanning set list featuring classics such as ‘Knives and Pens’ and ‘Fallen Angels’, as well as current favorites ‘Faithless’ and the grand finale ‘In The End.’

Film details: Alive and Burning (2015). Directed by Casey Tebo and starring the Black Veil Brides. (82 min.) .  Presented courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Suggested Rock Hall exhibits: Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30


Film Screening: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; 
tickets.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

Montage of Heck

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art, and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), written word, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Wash., through the height of his fame, it creates an intense and powerful cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame.

Film details: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015). Directed by Brett Morgen. (132 min.)

Suggested Rock Hall exhibits: Cities and Sounds, Hall of Fame Gallery, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30


Film Screening: Rage Against the Machine: Live at Finsbury Park
Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; tickets.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

RATM

In late 2009, a successful campaign was launched by Jon and Tracy Morter to promote an alternative to the omnipresent X-Factor winner being the Christmas #1 in the UK singles chart. The track they nominated as the alternative was ‘Killing In The Name’ by Rage Against The Machine. The band supported the campaign, donated the proceeds from the sales to charity and lead singer Zack de la Rocha promised that Rage Against The Machine would perform a free concert in the UK to celebrate the achievement. This went ahead in London’s Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010 and is captured on this film. It is an exuberant performance by the band with the audience cheering them all the way to the inevitable climax of ‘Killing In The Name’.

Film details: Rage Against the Machine: Live at Finsbury Park (2015). Directed by Rage Against the Machine. (81 min.) .  Presented courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Suggested Rock Hall exhibits: Cities and Sounds, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30, Louder than Words: Rock, Power and Politics


Film Screening and Discussion: Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Helped End the Cold War|
Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; tickets.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)
A discussion with Douglas Yeager, the executive producer of the film, will follow the screening.

Free to Rock

Directed by four-time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, Free to Rock explores how American rock & roll music spread like a virus across the Iron Curtain in the last half of the 20th century. The film follows this story, and its key players, as rock and roll was pumped into the Soviet Union by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. This inspired thousands of underground rock bands and their tens of millions of passionate supporters. Their enthusiasm for rock & roll became a youth movement that openly defied the Communist government. Decade after decade, the government was forced to yield to their demands. Interviews and performance subjects include: Presidents Carter, Gorbachev and Vike-Freiberga, KGB General Kalugin, diplomats, historians and journalists, along with Elvis Presley, Beatles, Billy Joel, Metallica, Scorpions, Beach Boys, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the WALL in Berlin concert; plus the Iron Curtain rockers who braved the long struggle with the Kremlin and KGB. The film is produced in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Museum, and the Stas Namin Center of Moscow, with support from the U.S. Government’s National Endowment of the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, both US Government arts agencies.

Film details: Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Helped End the Cold War (2016). Directed by Jim Brown. (61 min.)

Suggested Rock Hall exhibits: Don’t Knock the Rock, Legends of Rock, Cities and Sounds, Elvis, Beatles, Graham Nash: Touching the Flame, Louder than Words: Rock, Power and Politics (opens May 20th)

Ticket information:

Advance tickets for may be purchased at the Rock Hall Box Office or online at tickets.rockhall.com. Visitors purchasing a Museum admission ticket on the day of the event can receive free access to the film screening (where space is permitted; seating is on a first come first serve basis). Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance and arrive early to secure choice seating. On Wednesdays, the Rock Hall is open until 9 p.m.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day), the Rock Hall is open until 9 p.m. For more information, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625), visit rockhall.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@rock_hall) and Instagram (@rockhall).

 

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