Cool Docs for Hot Days

On July 2, 2014 by Lori Z

Comment on this post with the first concert you ever saw. We will pick one winner at random for two tickets to our  “Sounds of Summer” opening night event Celebrating Pete Seeger on Thursday, July 10. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 8 at noon.

Mistaken_For_Strangers2Opera, jazz, indie rock, classical, heavy metal, Balkan brass music, The Beatles, and pop. If you can’t find something you like in our “Sounds of Summer” music documentary series, you probably don’t like music. Stop by the Burns from July 10-August 31 as we screen some of the coolest music documentaries of the year.

While many of the documentaries we’re showing are just that, documentaries, one film blurs the line between fact and fiction. Mistaken for Strangers is a film about The National and the relationship between the band’s lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom Berninger. Tom, a metal-head slacker, joins the band on their first European tour and decides to film the journey. Never quite a tour documentary, but one that deals heavily with family relations, the final film is one part documentary, one part mockumentary, but 100% heartwarming and hilarious. Mistaken for Strangers is showing at the Burns on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:45 followed by a Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin. Tickets are on sale now!

Check out this interview where The National discuss their career and their new documentary and check out the trailer here (please note: some adult language).

For jazz fans, we’ve got a great multimedia and live music event with jazz legend Dick Hyman! He will be at the Burns on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 pm to play piano, show clips, and discuss his illustrious career. For those who don’t know, Dick Hyman, composer, arranger, conductor and pianist has worked on a ton of feature films including Woody Allen’s Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo

Here’s a clip from the Woody Allen film Everyone Says I Love You, for which Dick Hyman created a new arrangement of the song “Enjoy Yourself” to help create one of the best moments in the film! Tickets for Dick Hyman In Reel Time are on sale now!

Finally, if you’re an audiophile, don’t miss The 78 Project Movie on Monday, August 18 at 7:30 pm. A festival favorite, the film follows The 78 Project as they travel around the 2_The78Project1country with a 1930s Presto direct-to-disk recorder and one microphone creating 78 rpm records with an array of musicians. As an added bonus, technologists, historians, and other experts in every facet of field recording add their insights making this a must-see for those who long for the days prior to over-produced records and mp3 players. You can read more about The 78 Project’s road trip across America on their blog.

Watch this compilation of best moments from The 78 Project’s web series, below, and get your tickets for the film today!

This is just a taste of all that our summer music series has to offer. For a full list of films, events, and showtime, and to purchase tickets, visit our “Sounds of Summer” series page.

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