Film - Feature | September 12 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Longtime Les Blank collaborators Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon codirected this loving musical tribute to Bay Area legend Chris Strachwitz, the founder of folk/roots/blues label Arhoolie Records, which has brought to the forefront such artists as Clifton Chenier, Flaco Jimenez, Lightnin Hopkins, and many more. In This Aint No Mouse Music!, their vivid portrait of an obsessive sonic sleuth, Simon and Gosling take a hip-shaking stroll from New Orleans to Appalachia and right into the very DNA of rock n roll. . . . This film is a living cultural history with a soundtrack that bites and kicks and screams (Jeffrey St. Clair).