YOU ARE INVITED to our April screening series in Hollywood! We're bringing back our Monday Movie series at Space 15Twenty (up the street from Amoeba). Every Monday night in April you can see a different music-related film that we have selected and it's FREE!
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What: FREE Weekly Monday night films, curated by Amoeba Music
When: Every Monday at 8pm – from April 2nd through April 30th
Where: In the courtyard of Space15Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Why: A neighborhood collaboration and a great way to spend a Monday night in Hollywood… and it's FREE!
April 2, 2012 – RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT
The Re:Generation Music Project follows five electronic DJs/producers - DJ Premier, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson and The Crystal Method - as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music (Rock, R&B, Country, Jazz, and Classical). These five distinctive DJs collaborate with some incredibly talented (and some unlikely) partners - The Doors, Martha Reeves, Erykah Badu,Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste, Nas,Leann Rimes, Dr. Ralph Stanley - to discover how our musical past is influencing the future. The documentary was produced in association with the Grammys and presented by Hyundai Veloster.
April 9, 2012 – THE WRECKING CREW
A film festival favorite, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the amazing group of musicians collectively known as the Wrecking Crew. They are heard on records by The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound - the depth and breadth of work that they were involved in was tremendous. Directed by Denny Tedesco, son of the late guitarist Tommy Tedesco, the movie features artist interviews and captures LA’s ‘60s musical heyday in a way no other film has.
“A wonderful, touching and hilarious film about the unsung stars of so many records that you carry in your heart.” - Elvis Costello
Meet director Denny Tedesco. Get your own Wrecking Crew t-shirt and support independent film!
April 16, 2012 - DUBLAB NIGHT!
dublab is a non-profit web radio collective devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture and broadcasting independently since 1999. Their creative actions encompass to art exhibits, film projects, event production and record releases. VisionVersion is their music film project focused on capturing amazing artists performing live in exciting locations around Los Angeles.
Stay tuned for featured directors/artists…
April 23, 2012 - IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT
Join us for a “Day After Earth Day” screening of a remarkable story of the ILF’s rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.
2012 ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.
Available on DVD at Amoeba and amoeba.com.
April 30, 2012 – HERBIE HANCOCK: POSSIBILITIES
Ordinary music soars to extraordinary heights as gifted keyboardist Herbie Hancock joins forces with a variety of well-known music superstars to offer a completely original listening experience. As Hancock collaborates with such artists as Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Sting, and John Mayer, the cameras are permitted into the studios and behind-the-scenes to show just what happens when some of the greatest music minds of a generation converge.
April 30th is International Jazz Day and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock performs in Paris, New Orleans, and New York. Join in and celebrate the history, meaning, impact, and legacy of jazz music throughout the world.