Cleveland Cinemas Announces Schedule of Rock ‘n’ Roll Documentary Film Series

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In addition to showing blockbuster Hollywood films and limited release arthouse movies, Cleveland Cinemas will often screen documentary films. Next month, it will begin screening a series of rock 'n' roll-related documentary movies and concert films.

The movies all screen at 7:30 p.m., and tickets range from $12.50 to $15.

9/6: Slipknot: Day of the Gusano documents not only a historic Knotfest Mexico City performance of Slipknot, one of the most exciting live bands on the planet, but delves deeply into the lives of the band's fans as well. Slipknot's fans, better known as "maggots," are essential to the band's legacy. This highly anticipated show captures the chaos, excitement and community that has been cultivated over the past 20-plus years. The film screens at the Capitol Theatre.

9/12: From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band the Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on their multi-Grammy-nominated album True Sadness, which was released on American Recordings/Republic Records. With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a music documentary, May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time. The film screens at the Cedar Theatre in Cleveland Heights and at the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin.

9/13: Forty-five years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live at Pompeii  in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album Rattle That Lock. Captured in David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii, the performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman Amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600-strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including “One of These Days,” the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

9/28: Black Sabbath: The End of the End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour ever. They performed generation-spanning songs that have defined a genre in front of a sold-out arena and, in exclusive new interviews, the band themselves tell it how they lived it. After half a century, this is your chance to hear the final word from the greatest metal band of all time. The film screens at the Capitol Theatre.

10/3: Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two is a concert film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From “Ten” to “Lightning Bolt,” the concert film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers — spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of this special relationship. The film screens at the Capitol Theatre.

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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