Monday, January 30, 2012

LIVING RECORD: The Music Documentaries of DA Pennebaker

We will kick off the year on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm, with our new series, Living Record: The Music Docs of DA Pennebaker. Partnering with Jo's Hot Coffee, we will be offering free screenings of this legendary documentarian's films at the downtown 2nd Street Jo's location the first Wednesday of every month. 

Pennebaker is renowned for his verite approach, replacing talking heads and intrusive voiceover with a simple record of seminal music events as they happened. After capturing hundreds of hours of footage at concerts, hotel rooms, and press interviews, Pennebaker told his story in the editing room, finding the moments that would resonate most with audiences. His films offer those who lived through these events a chance to recapture those memories while giving those who didn't an opportunity to feel intimately connected to our musical history.

The first film in the series is THIS WEDNESDAY - Don't Look Back, covering Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in the United Kingdom.
Pennebaker captures a young Dylan at the beginning of his ascent to superstardom - confident if not arrogant, confrontational and contrary, but also charismatic and charming. Along with transcendental performances by Dylan, the film also features Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price (who had just left The Animals), Marianne Faithfull, John Mayall, Ginger Baker, and Allen Ginsberg.

In 1998, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Jo's will also be offering drinks specials - $3 premium drafts, $3 house wine.
Don't miss these pivotal moments in music history:

February 1 | Music Docs of D. A. Pennebaker...DON'T LOOK BACK, @7pm, Jo's Downtown, FREE!

March 7 | Music Docs of D. A. Pennebaker...MONTEREY POP, @7pm, Jo's Downtown, FREE!

April 4 | Music Docs of D. A. Pennebaker...ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS, @7pm, Jo's Downtown, FREE!

May 2 | Music Docs of D. A. Pennebaker...ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, @7pm, Jo's Downtown, FREE! 

And don't forget, AFF Members recieve a 10% discount at both Jo's Coffee locations! Interested in signing up? There will be a table at the events for more information, or visit our website.

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