UPDATE: As of 10/29, JBFC Theaters will operate at full capacity. The JBFC campus is vaccinated-only for ALL in-person screenings and events. Masks are required and may only be removed to enjoy concessions while seated in the Theater. Details here.

This film has been archived. There are no current shows scheduled.

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll!

OCOpen Caption screening
Additional program content
Loading film data

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll!

To celebrate Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday, the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards asked Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, and longtime Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson—along with Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Julian Lennon, and others—to join them onstage in two unforgettable concerts. Berry performs his classic songs (“Maybellene,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven”) and surprises us with some unforgettable offstage moments (confessing that he took up music full-time purely because it was more lucrative than housepainting, for example) in this infectious look back. When Berry died earlier this year, filmmaker Taylor Hackford said he was “the greatest creative force in the birth of rock & roll—that’s a fact.” There’s ample proof of that in this portrait of a master.

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2017: Music Films, Old and New series.



The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to receive generous support from:

Email Sign Up

Get updates on screenings at the JBFC Theater, streaming content, upcoming events, and more!