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Don't Knock The Rock Fest Continues With 'Beautiful Noise'

Posted by Billy Gil, July 7, 2014 06:26pm | Post a Comment

Cinefamily’s Don’t Knock the Rock fest continues this week with the shoegaze documentary Beautiful Noise. Although this Thursday’s screening is sold out, the festival has added another screening Thursday July 17 at 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $12 and you can get them here.

Beautiful Noise documents the devolopment of the shoegaze music scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s, featuring interviews with such luminaries of the genre as de facto shoegaze godfather Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), members of shoegaze progenitors Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and shoegazers like Ride, Slowdive, Lush, Catherine Wheel and The Boo Radleys (aka all of our favorite bands). Director Eric Green and producer Sarah Ogletree got the film funded through Kickstarter, raising $84,740 from 1,511 backers to pay for the licensing and distribution costs, according to Rollingstone. Watch the trailer below:

It’s the 10th anniversary this year of the music documentary festival, co-founded by filmmaker Allison Anders and co-curated with Tiffany Anders. This year's crop of films will also cover such topics as the band Pulp, a dubious Led Zeppelin concert (Led Zeppelin Played Here) and the early '90s music scene of the Pacific Northwest (Try This At Home). The screenings will sometimes include live performances as well as Q&A’s with the filmmakers and DJs spinning at intermission. Amoeba is proud to be a sponsor of the event.

The festival started last week with a screening of The Beatles classic A Hard Day’s Night. The rest of the films that will be shown are below:

Thursday, July 10th, 7:30pm: Beautiful Noise (L.A. premiere)
Thursday, July 17th, 7:30pm: Try This At Home (world premiere, filmmakers in person)
Thursday, July 17th, 10:15pm: Beautiful Noise (encore, filmmakers in person)
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30pm: The Case of the Three-Sided Dream (West Coast premiere) + Mabon “Teenie” Hodges: A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original
Thursday, July 31st, 7:30pm: The Possibilities Are Endless (L.A. premiere)
Saturday, August 2nd, 1:00pm: BMI Roundtable 2014
Thursday, August 7th, 7:30pm: Boyce & Hart – The Guys Who Wrote ‘Em (L.A. premiere, Bobby Hart, Keith Allison and more in person)
Thursday, August 14th, 7:30pm: Led Zeppelin Played Here (L.A. premiere)
Thursday, August 21st, 7:30pm: Pulp – A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets

See a trailer for the whole fest below, featuring clips from the movies that will be shown:

Cinefamily is located at 611 N Fairfax Avenue.

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