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BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD

Dec 7 to Dec 9
Tuesday thru Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Brent Wilson - 2021 - 93m

Starring: Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel, Al Jardine!  Brian Wilson is, indisputably, one of the greatest musicians who's ever lived.   He turned pop music into hymnals, with an unprecedented mastery of the recording studio that produced, as well as inspired, some of the most acclaimed albums of all time.  He's also one of the most misunderstood, and we've never heard his whole story from the most important perspective: his own.?   LONG PROMISED ROAD is an entirely different kind of documentary: driving around LA with his best friend Jason Fine, Wilson revisits the places that were formative in his legendary career, while archival footage and Wilson's own words fill in the backstory.  This is the definitive telling of one of pop music's most influential figures, and a must for any fan.

"The movie shows that Brian Wilson's genius is not something that should ever be taken for granted.  God only knows what we'd be without him."  - Variety

"UNMISSABLE for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of music from The Beach Boys era and beyond." - The Film Stage

"This isn't a traditional documentary, and that's what makes this film a truly moving piece of art." - Solzy at the Movies

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DEEP BLUES: the newly restored 1991 classic doc!

Dec 7 to Dec 9
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Mugge - 1991 - 91m - UK

While some successful blues acts sell out arenas and tour around the world, many of the best blues artists remain relatively unknown. Playing in small clubs or even just in their own yards for local, in-the-know audiences, for them the blues is a way of life rather than just a popular musical trend. In this classic 1991 documentary, music scholar Robert Palmer (author of the eponymous book that inspired the film), filmmaker Robert Mugge, and musician Dave Stewart take an intimate look at these lesser-known yet phenomenal blues artists. The film showcases incredible music from talented players who have never been signed to major labels, but represent the very heart of the blues itself. Deep Blues is not just an incredible music documentary, but a "genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul" (Los Angeles Times).

"As much an act of preservation as investigation, Deep Blues features priceless performance footage, including the first official recording of Junior Kimbrough (the influential bluesman who wouldn't release an album until 1992), an informal session with R.L. Burnside, and a raucous barroom number by Jessie Mae Hemphill. Palmer and Mugge do a remarkable job capturing both the music and the world from which it comes, and in guitarist and diddley-bow player Lonnie Pitchford, they also find evidence of the music's continual regeneration." - AV Club

"Loaded with performance and history, Deep Blues is deep indeed." - Washington Post

"Palmer serves as our tour guide... and we could not want for a better host. His extensive knowledge and insight dwells not just on the facts and details of the music and its creators. Sure, he brims with pure historical information but his real gift is his nearly-anthropological commentary that ties this music into its Delta milieu and its African sources and its American spirit. In this he is aided by filmmaker Mugge, whose camera is invariably pointed in the right place, catching the little things, the inflections and reactions, a sort of filmmaking call and response." - Austin Chronicle

"An expert, guided tour of those areas of the Deep South where old-time blues music flourishes, the film visits backwoods juke joints and urban honky-tonks where the music, often performed with antiquated technology, lives on as an everyday expression of people's lives." - The New York Times

"Robert Mugge's Deep Blues is a movie no blues lover, no popular music aficionado, and no devotee of American culture and folkways should miss. It's a genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul." - Los Angeles Times

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