Our Classic Film Series at the Portage Theater is on a one week hiatus, but we’re looking forward to seeing you next week for OF HUMAN BONDAGE. For now, all you rock ‘n’ rollers may join us this Sunday at Cinema Borealis for two VERY rare rock docs presented by Ryan Daly of the Louisville Film Society. This program is presented in collaboration with the Nightingale.
Sunday, October 23rd – 8 pm
Cinema Borealis – 1550 North Milwaukee Ave, 4th floor (NOTE: There is no elevator!)
Suggested donation is $10 – Seating is limited so please arrive early!
CHARLIE IS MY DARLING (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 60 min) 16mm
ROCK-A-BYE (Jacques Bensimon, 1973, 50 min) 16mm
Two rare Rock ‘n’ Roll documentaries presented by Ryan Daly of the Louisville Film Society. Never officially in circulation, the first documentary ever made about the Rolling Stones, Charlie is My Darling follows the band on their two day tour of Ireland during September 1965. The film includes interviews, a bizarre Elvis impersonation, and live performances (some in whole and some in part) of “Get Off of My Cloud”, “Heart of Stone”, “Play with Fire”, “I’m Alright”, “The Last Time”, and “Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner”. Rock-A-Bye documents the rock music scene of the early 1970s–the Rolling Stones, the Stampeders, Whiskey Howl, Alice Cooper–they’re all here! Along with classic footage from concerts and recording sessions, ROCK-A-BYE looks behind the scenes at record companies and radio studios. Ronnie Hawkins chats from the back seat of a Rolls-Royce, and Zal Yanovsky of The Lovin’ Spoonful tells hilarious anecdotes of his rise to fame, which lasted only 18 months. The camera also goes into a small New York club where Muddy Waters sings and plays guitar. The film ends with Alice Cooper singing “Dead Babies” with a doll and a hatchet.