Friday, November 07, 2008

The Who at the RFC Nov 17; rock documentaries being screened all the month of November

Throughout the month of November, The Robinson Film Center will be hosting a selection of exclusive HD rock and folk concert documentaries in our largest theater, says Chris Jay. These one night-only presentations feature concert performances, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with the artists and fans. In many instances, such as SMASHING PUMPKINS: IF ALL GOES WRONG and THE WHO: LIVE AT KILBURN 1977, the RFC is one of ten or less cinemas in the nation in which the performances are being broadcast.

All presentations have brand-new soundtracks, remastered for theatrical-quality presentation. Images from all of these performances can be found on our Flickr page.

As an avid music fan, I'm excited about all of these performances, but I have to elaborate on one or two of them in particular. The Who performance from 1977 is an absolute dream setlist. When you get "Baba O'Reilly," "Pinball Wizard," "My Generation," and "Won't Get Fooled Again" all in a a Who fan, that's just cloud nine. It's also one of drummer Keith Moon's final performances.

The Bob Dylan performance includes what is arguably one of the most important moments in rock history, when Dylan plugged in and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in '65.

Here are the concerts scheduled for November:

Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 PM

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 PM

Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise
Saturday, November 15, 9:30 PM

The Who: Live at Kilburn 1977
Monday, November 17, 7:30 PM

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà Vu
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 PM

The Other Side of the Mirror
Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk festival 1963-1965
Monday, November 24, 7:30 PM

Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting here:
And selecting the date of the show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

10-4 on the Who film. I want to see several of them, of Moon's last gigs.........
I don't think I've ever seen a better concert than the Who in 1972........when they lost Moonie, it just wasnt the same.