June 4, 2010

Music-related Silverdocs = Gold!

It's "summer", DC, meaning it is hot as what I imagine hell to be.  And just think, it's only going to get hotter as we go deeper into the season.  However, I find movie theater air conditioning provides a lovely respite from the heat, and luckily for you, at the end of June AFI Silver is hosting Silverdocs in Silver Spring, a documentary film festival of epic proportions.  Check out the schedule and synopses of music-related films below, and the Silverdocs site for a complete schedule.  

Should you feel hot and adventurous June 21 - 27, haul cookies out to Silver Spring and check out some of the best movies you'll see this summer.  Surely any one of these would be better than SATC II.  That's not an open admission of having actually seen the stinker...

Barbershop Punk

"Keeping the independent/punk spirit alive, barbershop quartet fan Robb Topolski takes on the nation’s largest cable company, only to find himself at the center of a federal investigation, inspiring a larger story of censorship, individual voice and access."

4:30 PM     Thu, Jun 24            AFI Silver Theater 2    
8:30 PM     Fri, Jun 25             AFI Silver Theater 2

We Don't Care About Music Anyway
"From radical turntablism (Otomo Yoshihide) to laptop music innovation (Numb), via classical instrument hijacking (Sakamoto Hiromichi), Tokyo's avant-garde music scene is internationally known for its boldness."

7:45 PM     Tue, Jun 22                        Discovery HD Theater 
11:15 PM     Fri, Jun 25                       AFI Silver Theater 3

"A David Byrne concert film that blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations that make the music and performance happen."

10:30 PM     Wed, Jun 23                    AFI Silver Theater 1    

8:30 PM     Sun, Jun 27                       AFI Silver Theater 1

Stones in Exile
"A look at the creation and impact of the 1972 Rolling Stones album 'Exile on Main St.'"

11:59 PM     Sat, Jun 26                       AFI Silver Theater 2

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