Rock ’n’ Film: Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music

Lecture | June 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In his book Rock ’n’ Film: Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music, David E. James explores how rock’s capacity for cultural empowerment and its usefulness as a driver of commerce and profit were reproduced in various kinds of cinema: independent documentaries and concert films including Monterey Pop and Gimme Shelter, narrative films such as King Creole and Privilege, and the experimental cinema of artists like Kenneth Anger. In his lecture James will explore the rich legacy of cinema’s dance with popular music and what these films share with classic film musicals.

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