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Movies with a Beat: Echo In the Canyon

Sponsored by WERU

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

1:00pm (closed caption)

(2019. US. 1hr, 22 min. Directed by Andrew Slater. PG-13.) Co-sponsored by WERU. The film celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Media sponsor WERU invites one and all to enjoy candid conversations and performances from Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

$8 Adults, Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

Earlier Event: September 15
NT Live Encore: Hamlet
Later Event: September 18
Movies with a Beat: Echo In the Canyon