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SF's Balboa & Vogue Theaters Celebrate Music Documentaries This May

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 30, 2015 01:48pm | Post a Comment

This May, it's all about music documentaries at the historic Balboa Theatre and Vogue Theatre and we think that rocks.

Vogue Theatre is honoring the late, great director Albert Maysles (1926 - 2015) with a festival of his films May 8 - 14. Two of the 17 films featured are his rock doc classics Gimme Shelter and Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out. These are a MUST for any Rolling Stones fan and aficionado of concert films. Get your tickets and find out more about the Albert Maysles Memorial Film Festival here!

Gimme ShelterGimme Shelter
Saturday, May 9. 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm
Gimme Shelter is the landmark documentary about the Rolling Stones US tour of 1969 that ended tragically at the ill-fated free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969.

Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!
Saturday, May 9. 10:30pm
Thursday, May 14. 9:30pm
A rarely-seen chronicle of The Rolling Stones’ epic performance at Madison Square Garden in November 1969. Albert Maysles has put together never-before seen archive footage that shows the band at its height, wowing New York audiences.

Balboa Theatre screens two soon-to-be classic documentaries with Her Aim Is True, Karen Whitehead's look into the life of rock photographer Jini Dellaccio, on May 6th and John Pirozzi's celebration of the incredible rock and roll that came from Cambodia, Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll, May 8 - 14. Get your tickets now!

Her Aim Is TrueHer Aim Is True
Wednesday, May 6. 7:30pm
This film shares the obscure legacy of one of rock-n-roll's most important and unlikely influences, photographer Jini Dellaccio. Her dynamic photographs of The Sonics, The Wailers, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Neil Young helped crystallize the ethos, but Dellaccio's story is so much more than a rock-n-roll adventure. Executive Produced by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
May 8-14
This new documentary tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. This documentary film provides a new perspective on a country usually associated with only war and genocide.
 

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