Rock ‘n’ Roll Music & the Movies
Classics of the Silver Screen Ends the Year on a Rockin’ Note
To generations of Americans, rock ‘n’ roll music has been the soundtrack to their lives. From the first appearance of Elvis Presley through the post-grunge and nu-metal of the 2000’s, rock music has been the dominant force in popular culture for over 60 years. It made sense, then, to wrap up the 2017–18 Classics of the Silver Screen Series with films that immortalize the music that changed the world.
The series opens with what director Rob Reiner calls a “mockumentary,” This is Spinal Tap (1984). A send-up of straight-faced documentary films on rock that proliferated throughout the 1970’s, This is Spinal Tap portrays the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap and an American tour in support of their recently released album, Smell the Glove. Riotously funny, This is Spinal Tap manages to mock everything from pompous, self-important musicians, to the wild behavior of rock stars, to the onerous seriousness of contemporary rock documentaries.
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Event Start Date: 03/10/2018 Event End Date: 03/10/2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Arts Center
115 2nd Street SW
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