From the first shot of screaming teenage girls in front of Shea Stadium to the brilliant parody This is Spinal Tap, the character of rock music has been framed by documentary film. This winter the Pollock brings us the third installment of the Rock Docs series, featuring four hand-picked classics of the form that zoom into the cultural politics of metal, country, folk and reggae to craft complex portraits of stardom and society.
Buy the Rock Doc Series Pass and recieve a 20% discount on all four events. Screenings run from 7PM-10PM.
D. A. Pennebaker's black-and-white expose takes the camera backstage for a close-up look at Bob Dylan's stormy and sublime 1965 tour of England. The quintessential verite rock doc, accompanied by extras from Pennebaker's tour footage.
Featuring rare footage, previously unseen performances, as well as interviews with the Marley family, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, original Wailers Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, and many others, Kevin Macdonald’s film paints a fascinating portrait of the international reggae superstar-prophet.
Documenting the ups and (mostly) downs of the most famous unfamous band in heavy-metal history, Anvil! The Story of Anvil provides an alternately humorous and heartbreaking—but always human—perspective on the trials, tribulations, and minor triumphs involved in pursuing the great rock ’n’ roll dream.
Driven from the spotlight after criticizing George W. Bush at the onset of the Iraq War in 2003, the women of country superstar trio Dixie Chicks struggle to get their careers back on track over three turbulent years of political pressure, fan backlash, and corporate censorship.
Rock Docs series is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, Film and Media Studies, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Music, and KCSB.