DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK: Beautiful Noise (L.A. premiere, filmmakers in person!)

Director Eric Green & producer Sarah Ogletree in person! “An in-depth exploration of the dense, sensuous, and extremely loud movement in ‘80s/’90s U.K. rock tagged “shoegaze” by the British press. Tracing its influences back to the Cocteau Twins’ ethereal ambiance and the Jesus and Mary Chain’s brash guitar sound, the film explores how bands like My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Lush fused these two disparate sounds together to create a distinctive, new musical style that furthered the genre’s ideals of sonic experimentation without the grandiose stage personas of traditional pop stars. First-time director Eric Green scores a coup by getting this notoriously press-shy bunch to open up about the class politics behind the genre’s poor treatment in the British press, MBV’s infamous falling-out with Creation Records, and how that band became sonic innovators whose music is only now truly receiving its due respect” (Seattle International Film Festival.) Almost a decade in the making, Beautiful Noise features interviews with members of Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine Ride, Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Lush, Curve, Swervedriver, Medicine, Pale Saints, Seefeel, AR Kane, Telescopes, Catherine Wheel and Flying Saucer Attack.
Dir. Eric Green, 2014, DCP, 86 min.

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