Just Like Being There (filmmaker in person, plus gig poster gallery show!)

Filmmaker Scout Shannon in person — plus, after the film, join us on the back patio for a gallery show compiling the best of local L.A. poster artists! Long after the gig is over, after the band’s packed up and left town, and as the memories linger, the only real and tangible thing that remains — is the poster. The art of the gig poster, which started with flair in the psychedelic late-‘60s, has truly blossomed with immense creativity in our mellifluous era of indie rock; Scout Shannon’s in-depth documentary Just Like Being There is the filmic love letter on the subject, surveying all the major artists nationwide in the artistic pursuit of elevating the Rock Show into even more blissful spheres, along with providing the real nitty-gritty on the craft of screen printing. Featuring live performances by Spoon, Nada Surf, Archers of Loaf, The Thermals and Tokyo Police Club. Tonight’s presentation of the film comes from the special 100-minute “festival” version of the film, only shown once before at SXSW 2012 and never again, and featuring bonus live performances.
Dir. Scout Shannon, 2012, digital presentation, 100 min.

Watch the trailer for “Just Like Being There”!