Don't Knock The Rock 2011!

Co-presented by BMI, The Criterion Collection, Globe Shoes, Trailers From Hell, Amoeba Music, Blood Is The New Black, Light In The Attic Records, L.A. Record, L.A. Slush and Factory 25.

 

The Cinefamily is proud to be the continuing home of the Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival! Co-founded by filmmaker Allison Anders, and with live music curated by co-founder Tiffany Anders, Don’t Knock The Rock is a high-energy fest dedicated to the love, lust and mania of all pop, rock and roots film and music; its films contain quintessential music performances and vintage footage of important artists in their prime. Every night is hosted by returning MC Michael Des Barres, and is packed with entertainment, whether it’s with live performances on the Cinefamily stage by the very subjects of the films, DJs spinning at intermission, or Q&As with virtually all the filmmakers!
Past DKTR highlights include sold-out premiere screenings of The One Man Beatles, the story of Emmitt Rhodes); Deconstructing Dad, the feature doc about electronic music/jazz genius Raymond Scott; MC5: A True Testimonial; Eric Idle’s world premiere of Can’t Buy Me Lunch (a sequel to All You Need Is Cash!); Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways, directed by Runaways bassist Vicki Tischler-Blue; Kurt Voss’s love letter to seminal LA band Gun Club, Ghost On The Highway; the US premiere of Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback, Ava DuVernay’s portrait of seminal L.A. hip-hop This Is The Life, and a sneak world premiere of Amazing Grace (about the late Jeff Buckley). Sold-out evening musical performances curated by DKTR Music Director Tiffany Anders have included Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, J Mascis, Built to Spill, Jon Brion, Earthless, Gun Club reunion, Black Heart Procession, Gary Wilson, John Doe, The Fucking Champs and Dead Meadow!

Family Band: The Cowsills Story (Bob & Paul Cowsill in person. 2ND SHOW ADDED!)

The true story of the real-life Partridge Family!
cowsills_newsite
8/25/2011 - 11PM

With their first Top 40 hit “The Rain, The Park And Other Things”, The Cowsills may well have been the first Sunshine Pop band. They are the real-life inspiration behind TV’s The Partridge Family, but The Cowsills’ lives were no sitcom. Darkness lurks beneath the lilting harmonies and optimistic, innocent melodies; their story is raw, honest, tragic, beautiful — and the music, sublime. What’s perhaps most incredible about their story is the way the band members have processed their highly unique experience: being in a band with their mom and managed by their dad at the height of their pop stardom, at a time when such stardom really meant something. Amazing footage of the band on both The Ed Sullivan Show and Dean Martin Show, photographs and interviews with the Cowsills today all serve to create a moving portrait of the family as they share their lives, love of music and the dichotomy of their public persona versus their private struggles. Before the film, Bob and Paul Cowsill will also perform a live set together!

Watch the trailer for “Family Band: The Cowsills Story”!
YouTube Preview Image

Family Band: The Cowsills Story (Bob & Paul Cowsill in person!)

The true story of the real-life Partridge Family!
cowsills_newsite
8/25/2011 - 8PM

With their first Top 40 hit “The Rain, The Park And Other Things”, The Cowsills may well have been the first Sunshine Pop band. They are the real-life inspiration behind TV’s The Partridge Family, but The Cowsills’ lives were no sitcom. Darkness lurks beneath the lilting harmonies and optimistic, innocent melodies; their story is raw, honest, tragic, beautiful — and the music, sublime. What’s perhaps most incredible about their story is the way the band members have processed their highly unique experience: being in a band with their mom and managed by their dad at the height of their pop stardom, at a time when such stardom really meant something. Amazing footage of the band on both The Ed Sullivan Show and Dean Martin Show, photographs and interviews with the Cowsills today all serve to create a moving portrait of the family as they share their lives, love of music and the dichotomy of their public persona versus their private struggles. After the film, stick around for a Q&A with directors Louise Palanker and Ian Broyles — alongside Bob and Paul Cowsill, who will also perform a live set together!

Watch the trailer for “Family Band: The Cowsills Story”!
YouTube Preview Image

Rhino Resurrected: The Incredibly Strange Story of the World’s Most Famous Record Store (WORLD PREMIERE & RECORD SWAP MEET!)!)

World premiere & post-screening record swap!
rhino_newsite
8/20/2011 - 2PM

“Go to Rhino Records on Westwood Boulevard…” – Wild Man Fischer.

Rhino Resurrected is the iconoclastic story of a ramshackle little record store that became a hub of hardcore music misfits, a launching pad for influential music careers, and a groundbreaking and irreverent record label revered by music lovers worldwide. The inspiration for the film came last spring when the founder of Rhino, Richard Foos, opened a “pop-up” record store that tried to re-create the “Rhino” vibe and quickly turned into a celebration of and elegy for a music culture that’s all but lost. The film features killer live performances from Richard Thompson, Mike Watt, Peter Case, Little Willie G and thee Midnighters, Temple City Kazoo Orchestra and so much more – it’s a must see for any LA music fan! Join us for a Q&A with director Keith Shapiro, executive producer Bill Fishman and some very special Rhino guests after the screening — as well as for a RECORD SWAP MEET on the Cinefamily patio after the screening; bring a box or crate of your best vinyl to sell or trade! (Table space is limited, best to bring your own table.) Plus, Now Sounds/Luxuria Music DJ (and former Rhino art director) Steve Stanley spins before and after the film!
Dir. Keith Shapiro, 2011, digital presentation, 73 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Rhino Resurrected”!
YouTube Preview Image

Don't Knock The Rock BMI Roundtable: Music In Film, TV and New Media 2011!

Live panel on music rights in new media!
bmi_newsite
8/20/2011 - 12PM

Join us for an intimate discussion of the changing landscape for music rights and new media. Musicians can find out how to get their music into films, TV and new media, and filmmakers can learn how to clear the rights for music for their work. Panelists for the afternoon include:

  • Panel moderator Michael Des Barres (songwriter)
  • Allison Anders (filmmaker, Grace of My Heart, Things Behind The Sun, Gas Food Lodging)
  • Tiffany Anders (music supervisor, Kaboom, Like Crazy)
  • Howard Parr (music supervisor, Sympathy For Delicious, Herbie: Fully Loaded)
  • Doreen Ringer Ross (BMI Music)
  • Liz McNicoll (music dept., Paramount)
  • John Anderson (music publisher)
  • Michael Andrews (film composer, Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids, Donnie Darko)
  • plus, more guests TBA!

The Ballad of Mott The Hoople (West Coast premiere!)

One of the most incredible rock bands of the 1970s!
mott_newsite
8/18/2011 - 10PM

“On tour as support to Mott The Hoople (the only time Queen ever supported anyone), I was always conscious that we were in the presence of something great, something highly evolved, close to the centre of the Spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll, something to breathe in and learn from.” — Brian May of Queen

“There were a number of remarkable things about Mott the Hoople’s celebrated reunion concerts of 2009. The band hadn’t played together in thirty-five years and some members hadn’t spoken to each other for thirty. Their presence on the Juno soundtrack and their lingering influence through generations of British rock meant that the gigs were attended by genuine “young dudes” as well as those who identified with the band’s most famous song back in 1972. Verden Allen, Dale Griffin, Mick Ralphs, Overend Watts and Ian Hunter had been the original line-up when the band first signed for Island; forty years on, [the fact that] they were still around after lives devoted to rock’n'roll was a story in itself. Chris Hall and Mike Kerry (Love Story) present that story with the passion and affection of genuine fans. All the interviewees here are open and fascinating; Hunter is a dazzling raconteur, displaying total recall; and the archive footage, much of it rare, shows the band in their ‘70s pomp, including hits such as ‘All The Young Dudes’, ‘Roll Away the Stone’, ‘All the Way to Memphis’ and more, displaying what a singular, special band they were.” (Michael Hayden, BFI London Film Festival)
Dirs. Chris Hall & Mike Kerry, 2010, digital presentation, 105 min.

Watch a clip of Mott The Hoople on “Top of the Pops”!
YouTube Preview Image

Wheedle's Groove (L.A. premiere!) + The Jim Sullivan Story (world premiere!)

The definitive portrait of the 1970s Seattle soul scene!
wheedles_newsite
8/18/2011 - 7:30PM
Co-presented by Light In The Attic Records

Wheedle’s Groove – 8:00pm-ish
“Wheedle’s Groove not only paints a vibrant picture of Soul in Seattle and the many people who made it happen, but it also stands as a testament to the potential for individual collectors to rediscover and recover important landmarks in music history for us all.” — Seattle International Film Festival

Thirty years before grunge music put Seattle on the map, late ‘60s groups like Black On White Affair, The Soul Swingers, and Cold, Bold & Together filled airwaves and packed clubs every night of the week. Just as many of the groups were on the verge of breaking out, the fickle public turned its ear to disco, and Seattle’s soul scene slipped into obscurity. Ten years ago, local collector DJ Mr. Supreme uncovered Seattle’s soulful past after finding a dusty Black on White Affair 45 called ‘Bold Soul Sister’ in a 99-cent bin at a Seattle Center record show. A few years later, he’d built a rough impression of a once-thriving scene — and a hefty collection of 45s. With commentary by notable Seattle music figures like Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Kim Warnick (The Fastbacks) and Kenny G — and using interview footage, archival materials, original music, and live performances — Wheedle’s Groove paints the definitive documentary picture of this thriving and vibrant music scene documented in those precious records! Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening! Plus, Light In The Attic-ophiles Matt Sullivan & Patrick McCarthy will DJ before and after the films!
Dir. Jennifer Maas, 2009, DigiBeta, 95 min.

The Jim Sullivan Story – before the feature!
In March 1975, notable folk troubador Jim Sullivan mysteriously disappeared outside Santa Rosa, New Mexico. His VW bug was found abandoned, his motel room untouched. Some think he got lost in the desert. Some think he fell foul of a local family with alleged mafia ties. Some think he was abducted by aliens. Tracking down the truth behind Jim’s mystery became an obsession of Light In The Attic’s Matt Sullivan (no relation) when he happened upon a copy of the album and fell in love. He took on a cross country pilgrimage in search of master tapes and truth, and came back with neither, despite hundreds of phone calls, e-mails, letters, faxes, private detectives, telepathy, palm readings and meetings with Jim’s wife, son and producer. Alongside Light In The Attic’s reissue of Sullivan’s 1969 album “U.F.O.”, The Jim Sullivan Story is a compact portrait of label head Matt Sullivan and film director Jennifer Maas’s unending obsession with the enigma that is Jim Sullivan.
Dir. Jennifer Maas, 2010, digital presentation, 5 min.

Watch the trailer for “Wheedle’s Groove”!
YouTube Preview Image

Pulp in 'The Beat Is The Law: Fanfare For The Common People' (West Coast premiere!)

The story of Britpop's most unlikely heroes!
pulp_newsite
8/11/2011 - 10PM
Co-presented by Part Time Punks, in conjunction with their first-ever Pulp night, 8/14 @ The Echo!

Glastonbury Festival, 1995. The Stone Roses pull out of their headline set after a mountain bike accident and Rod Stewart is unavailable. Last minute replacements Pulp take to the stage to face 80,000 people. They deliver a set “regarded as one of the best in the festival’s history”, climaxing with the era-defining song “Common People”, and in the process catapult themselves to the forefront of the Britpop movement — an achievement that 10 years earlier seemed like an impossible dream. Made with the full cooperation of Pulp, The Beat is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People brings together original interviews, performances, promos, newly unearthed live footage and home videos to tell the story of Pulp and their contemporaries’ journey from the darkest industrial depths of Sheffield to the pinnacle of pop via the consciousness-raising techno/house of Warp Records. Featuring original interviews with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle and Nick Banks — plus Richard Hawley (Longpigs), Mark Brydon (Chakk/FON/Moloko), Rob Gordon (FON/Warp), Adi Newton (Clock DVA) and many more! DJ Michael Stock of Part Time Punks will be here to spin tunes before and after the film!
Dir. Eve Wood, 2010, digital presentation, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Beat Is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People”!
YouTube Preview Image

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (L.A. premiere!)

Filmmakers Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz in person!
betterthansomething_newsite
8/11/2011 - 7:30PM

An intimate, high-energy portrait of Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr. (aka Jay Reatard), the modern-day garage rock icon who passed away too soon, but left us an unbelievable volume of work. Having created a massive discography spread out over approximately 100 7″s, EPs, and full-length albums released on labels like Matador, Fat Possum and In The Red, Jay was also a ceaseless live performer, and was only 18 years old when he brought The Reatards out on their first international tour! While his influence and fan base grew worldwide, Jay remained a constant fixture in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Better Than Something — begun while Jay was still with us, but completed posthumously — interweaves cinema vérité, interviews, live performances, and early archival footage alongside moments from an incredibly candid week spent with Jay in his hometown of Memphis. It’s an intimate portrait and glimpse into Jay’s punk rock world: “the perfect venue for dealing with himself and all his issues, and what it’s like just to be a human.” (Alicja Trout, Lost Sounds) Filmmakers Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz will join us for a Q&A after the screening!
Dirs. Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz, 2010, digital presentation, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Better Than Something: Jay Reatard”!
YouTube Preview Image

Bob and The Monster (L.A. premiere!, 11PM SHOW)

L.A. premiere! Filmmakers & Bob Forrest in person!
bobandthemonster_newsite
8/4/2011 - 11PM

“It’s worth sticking around just to see what happens”. Anyone who was in L.A. during the punk, post-punk and early grunge years knew, or knew of the notorious musician/mayhem maker Bob Forrest. Today, so does the rest of the world, but instead as a cool-headed empathetic counselor on “Celebrity Rehab”. In this incredibly raw and inspiring documentary, Forrest revisits his heyday as charismatic front man and lyricist for indie band Thelonious Monster, and his struggle with the ultimate rock accoutrement: heroin. Bob And The Monster is a heady mix of claymation, rare archival performance footage, home video and interviews with seminal L.A. artists like the Circle Jerks, Fishbone, Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses and Courtney Love. DJ Jimi Hey will be here to spin tunes before and after the film!
Dir. Keirda Bahruth, 2011, HDCAM, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Bob and The Monster”!
YouTube Preview Image

Bob and The Monster (L.A. premiere!, 8PM SHOW)

L.A. premiere! Filmmakers & Bob Forrest in person!
bobandthemonster_newsite
8/4/2011 - 8PM

“It’s worth sticking around just to see what happens”. Anyone who was in L.A. during the punk, post-punk and early grunge years knew, or knew of the notorious musician/mayhem maker Bob Forrest. Today, so does the rest of the world, but instead as a cool-headed empathetic counselor on “Celebrity Rehab”. In this incredibly raw and inspiring documentary, Forrest revisits his heyday as charismatic front man and lyricist for indie band Thelonious Monster, and his struggle with the ultimate rock accoutrement: heroin. Bob And The Monster is a heady mix of claymation, rare archival performance footage, home video and interviews with seminal L.A. artists like the Circle Jerks, Fishbone, Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses and Courtney Love. After the film, join us for a Q&A with director Keirda Bahruth and producer Rick Ballard — along with Bob Forrest and the rest of Thelonious Monster, who will also perform a set following the Q&A!, Plus, DJ Jimi Hey will be here to spin tunes before and after the film!
Dir. Keirda Bahruth, 2011, HDCAM, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Bob and The Monster”!
YouTube Preview Image

Jay Duplass's "Kevin" (L.A. premiere!) + Rare Music Documentary Shorts!

The new doc from the co-director of Cyrus!
kevin_newsite
7/28/2011 - 8PM

Kevin
In the early ‘90s in Austin, Texas, musician Kevin Gant was the de facto hero of Mark and Jay Duplass, the filmmaking brothers who later went on to direct indie favorites like The Puffy Chair and Baghead. The Duplasses reveled in Kevin’s exploratory musical style and playful spirituality, which strikes one as part folk, part alternative, and a tad New Age — all in all, uniquely “Kevin”. But in 1995, Kevin mysteriously disappeared. Jay Duplass’ documentary debut explores who Kevin is, how he lost his inspiration and his journey back to his creative source. The film is followed by a Q&A with director Jay Duplass, producer Josh Polon; as well, Kevin Gant will be in attendance to perform a short set!
Kevin   Dir. Jay Duplass, 2010, HDCAM, 36 min.

The Luthier
Classical guitarist and luthier (guitar builder) Jack Sanders crafts a one-of-a-kind instrument while discussing the finer details of guitar building. Director Benjamin Hoste in attendance!

Frank Farfield
A 25 year-old old-time musician from L.A., Frank Farfield plays to the timeless beat of eccentricity. But this is NOT an act. His unique world-view on the natural state of things includes playing songs “that have existed forever” with complete authority and collecting old 78s from around the world. A man out of time — just in time.

Watch our trailer for “Kevin”!

1991: The Year Punk Broke (20th Anniversary screening!) + Dave Markey Shorts!

The 20th anniversary of this classic indie rock document!
1991_newsite
7/23/2011 - 6:30PM

Screening courtesy of Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises. Catch their home video release of 1991: The Year Punk Broke in September 2011!

Don’t Knock The Rock celebrates the 20th anniversary of this classic indie rock document! In August of ‘91, Sonic Youth invited Los Angeles filmmaker Dave Markey along on a two week summer festival tour of Europe. The band was excited about their opening act: a little known band from the Pacific Northwest called Nirvana. Along the way they would cross paths with Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland, Gumball, and The Ramones. Thurston Moore was the MC. Dave Grohl was the new drummer. Kim Gordon kept up on the gossip. Kurt Cobain played Kevin Costner. J. Mascis wondered about the possibility of having a Japanese love child. Courtney Love crashed a backstage interview. Lee Ranaldo snapped photographs. Krist Novoselic was really tall. Steve Shelley was in the pocket. Mudhoney was hanging out backstage. Bob Mould too — and Joey Ramone. Motley Crue covered “Anarchy In The UK” (but not in this movie), thus the title was born, tongue-in-cheek — and a feature documentary emerged that will rock you to the ground! Director Dave Markey will be here for a Q&A after the film — and after the break, stick around for (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale, the 40-minute The Year Punk Broke postscript featuring previously unseen mind-blowing Sonic Youth & Nirvana performances, plus Dave’s 1988 Redd Kross film Macaroni And Me!
Dir. Dave Markey, 1992, digital presentation, 99 min.

Watch an excerpt from “1991: The Year Punk Broke”!
YouTube Preview Image

Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death of Patty Schemel (10:45PM SHOW)

The to-hell-and-back journey of Hole drummer Patty Schemel
hitsohard_newsite
7/21/2011 - 10:45PM

A beautiful, gritty portrait of the to-hell-and-back journey of Patty Schemel (drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole), who narrowly escaped becoming a rock-and-roll casualty and emerged a survivor. Hit So Hard takes an unprecedented inside look from Patty’s point-of-view at one of the most crucial and controversial groups of the 1990s, with up-close-and-personal home video footage of life offstage with Courtney, Kurt Cobain, and the band. Candid interviews with band mates Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Courtney Love provide unflinching accounts of both the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and hardball music-industry politics during the recording of Hole’s 1997 record “Celebrity Skin”. As well, fellow female drummers Debbi Peterson of The Bangles, Luscious Jackson’s Kate Schellenbach, Gina Shock of The Go-Gos and Alice De Buhr (from legendary ‘70s all-girl band Fanny) provide a look at the struggles of women who dared to beat the skins in a boy-drummer world. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director P. David Ebersole, producer Todd Hughes, Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson and other special guests!
Dir. P. David Ebersole, 2011, HDCAM, 103 min.

Watch the trailer for “Hit So Hard”!
YouTube Preview Image

Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death of Patty Schemel (filmmakers & Patty Schemel in person!) 8PM SHOW

The to-hell-and-back journey of Hole drummer Patty Schemel
hitsohard_newsite
7/21/2011 - 8PM

A beautiful, gritty portrait of the to-hell-and-back journey of Patty Schemel (drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole), who narrowly escaped becoming a rock-and-roll casualty and emerged a survivor. Hit So Hard takes an unprecedented inside look from Patty’s point-of-view at one of the most crucial and controversial groups of the 1990s, with up-close-and-personal home video footage of life offstage with Courtney, Kurt Cobain, and the band. Candid interviews with band mates Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Courtney Love provide unflinching accounts of both the personal tragedies that plagued the band in its heyday, and hardball music-industry politics during the recording of Hole’s 1997 record “Celebrity Skin”. As well, fellow female drummers Debbi Peterson of The Bangles, Luscious Jackson’s Kate Schellenbach, Gina Shock of The Go-Gos and Alice De Buhr (from legendary ‘70s all-girl band Fanny) provide a look at the struggles of women who dared to beat the skins in a boy-drummer world. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director P. David Ebersole, producer Todd Hughes, Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson and other special guests!
Dir. P. David Ebersole, 2011, HDCAM, 103 min.

Watch the trailer for “Hit So Hard”!
YouTube Preview Image

The Ballad of Genesis And Lady Jaye

The kickoff show for Don't Knock The Rock 2011!
balladofgenesis_newsite
7/14/2011 - 8PM

Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative, influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, she’s the founder of the legendary groups Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV (both of which merged performance art with rock music), is considered to be one of the creators of industrial music, and is also a pioneer of acid house and techno. But that’s just the preamble; Genesis has also used her position at the limits of society to challenge the very fundamentals of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye, who remained her other half and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression dubbed “Creating the Pandrogyne”. Tragically, Lady Jaye died in 2007, leaving Genesis devastated, though resilient. Since then, he has ceaseless pursued his physical ideal: a perfect mirror of Lady Jaye’s incomparable beauty. In The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, director Marie Losier crafts a labyrinthine portrait of Genesis through interviews, home movies, and performance footage — and documents a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness from a perspective never before seen on film. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye producer Martin Marquet will be here for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Marie Losier, 2011, HDCAM, 70 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Ballad of Genesis And Lady Jaye”!
YouTube Preview Image

google sira bulucu google sira bulucu google sira bulucu php script encode php script encoder kanunlar kanunlar tuzukler google sira bulucu google sira bulucu google sira bulucu google sira bulucu seo