Upcoming Screenings

 

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THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST:

MALIAN MUSIC IN EXILE

A FILM BY JOHANNA SCHWARTZ

Sunday, August 14 2016

THIRD STREET THEATER, PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS

1202 N 3RD ST, PHOENIX, AZ 85004

doors 12:30 pm, show at 1pm

Admission-$7.50 advance, $11. at the door, $10.00 students with i.d.

Pre-sale tickets-http://malimusic.brownpapertickets.com

TRAILER-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOQp6NigDqU

NOTE: Film contains scenes of violence, mature audience only

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killusfirstThey Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.

“I am so proud to bring these musicians stories to the world. They’ve been through hell, and survived to sing about it. Though the conflict in Mali is still far from over, with extremist attacks continuing in the north and south to this day, I have no doubt that these musicians will continue to stand up and fight for their right to sing.”

Director: Johanna Schwartz

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ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1973)

with short 30 minute concert film ALICE COOPER (1970)

…both by D.A. Pennebaker

Sunday, September 11 2016

THIRD STREET THEATER, PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS

1202 N 3RD ST, PHOENIX, AZ 85004

doors 12:30 pm, show at 1pm

Admission-$7.50 advance, $11. at the door, $10.00 students with i.d.

Pre-sale tickets-http://ziggystardustfilm.brownpapertickets.com

TRAILER CLIP-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmmmqGsi-iw

Alice-Cooper1-e1335553251915Two great 1970s concert films by the filmmaker who single-handedly created the rock concert film format!

Capturing 16 numbers from the 1973 Aladdin Sane UK “farewell” tour, rock doc vet Pennebaker shoots straight with minimal behind-the-scenes action, and he only has eyes for Bowie (and guitarist Mick Ronson) in ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS(1 hour 31 minutes).

David Bowies final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at Londons Hammersmith Odeon Theater. The feature length film captures the aura surrounding one of the most unusual stars of the contemporary music scene.

Framed by a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage, the bulk of the film concerns the actual concert, notable as the final time that Bowie would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona, an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring altogether.

Featuring numerous songs like Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, Changes, and Space Oddity from the albums Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other Bowie albums, as well as a cover of the Velvet Undergrounds White Light/White Heat. Though a shortened version of the film was broadcast on television in 1974, the film did not receive a full theatrical release until 1983.

PLUS short concert film ALICE COOPER(1970) (30 minutes)

Alice Cooper and bands first performance, organized by his friend Frank Zappa, at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival in 1969.

We played the Toronto Peace Festival with John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Doors. While we were on, somebody from the audience threw a chicken on stage. Im from Detroit, Im not a farm kid. I figured a chicken had wings, itll fly away. So I took the chicken and threw it and it didnt fly. It went into the audience. Blood everywhere. The next day, everybodys reading, Alice Cooper rips chickens head off, drinks blood. Zappa called me. He said, Whatever you did, keep doing it. To this day, wherever Im booked the ASPCA is usually there, too.
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DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME, WITH BEER, WINE AND SOFT DRINKS FOR SALE!