Rock Hall Announces 2017 Film Series – The Punk Singer, Take Me To The River, The Wall and more
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will continue its successful film series programming in 2017. The series profiling music icons through documentaries and concert films kick-offs on Thursday, February 23 with Take Me to the River, which highlights the music of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta.
All films are FREE for Rock Hall members, $5.50 for non-members, and FREE with paid Museum admission if space permits. Tickets will be available on ticketing.rockhall.com at 10am on Thursday, February 16.
Take Me to the River celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with special guests, including Academy Award-winning rapper Frayser Boy [“It’s Hard out here for a Pimp”], Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, Critics Choice-winning rapper Al Kapone, Grammy Award winning producer Boo Mitchell [“Uptown Funk”], 2017 Grammy Award winner Bobby Rush, and director/producer Martin Shore.
In conjunction with the Rock Hall’s Black History Month programming.
Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.:
This documentary film tells the story of 2016 inductee Bert Berns, the songwriter and producer responsible for popular hits like “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Brown Eyed Girl”, and “Piece Of My Heart.”
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with director Bob Sarles as well as Brett and Cassie Berns, son and daughter of Bert Berns, and comes with the last chance to see 2016 Inductee exhibit, scheduled to close Sunday, March 12.
Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.:
Inspired by Pink Floyd’s album of the same name, Pink Floyd: The Wall is a dark, expressionistic musical, told from the point of view of Pink, a depressed rock musician.
Presented as a celebration of The Wall exhibit, which is being temporarily deinstalled the following day (Wednesday, March 15)
Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm:
The Punk Singer highlights the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot grrrl” movement.
In conjunction with Women’s History Month
Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.:
Filmed on July 4th 1996, this concert at the House of Blues proved to be Tupac’s last live performance before his death just 2 months later.
In conjunction with Tupac’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; film courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment
Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.:
The documentary film tells the story of Doug Sahm, the wild man musicians’ musician and unsung hero of Texas music who emerged as an international rock star leading the Sir Douglas Quintet.
The event will also feature director Joe Nick Patoski and is part of the Rock Hall’s celebration of the 50thanniversary of the Summer of Love (1967).
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.:
Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.
The event will also feature a post-screening discussion with Kim Hendrickson, Executive Producer at the Criterion Collection and Martha Karsh, owner of the film and editor of the book The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night – A Private Archive.