Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries

July 6–Aug. 25, 2016

Everyone will find something to love in our summer music film festival, featuring a selection of incredible artists from around the world in the best of new music films (and some great old classics). Plus, WFUV’s Rita Houston joins us to host a tribute to David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust, we celebrate Prince with Purple Rain, and spotlight David Byrne with his newest film project Contemporary Color and in Jonathan Demme’s classic Stop Making Sense. Join us for a deeper look at the intriguing Korla Pandit, Hot Jazz with the incomparable Vince Giordano, a live performance of Carter family music by the Shovel Ready String Band with The Winding Stream, and much more!

WFUV is the exclusive media partner of Sounds of Summer. WFUV members: Show your membership card and receive the JBFC member price for up to two tickets to each program in this series.

SERIES TRAILER

Roll Up! Deconstructing Magical Mystery Tour: Multimedia Presentation July 6–14, 2016 One of our most popular guests, Beatles expert Scott Freiman, returns with a BRAND NEW live multimedia presentation! This time…
Miss Sharon Jones! July 7, 2016 A stirring profile of soul singer Sharon Jones, often called the female James Brown, as unstoppable in life as she…
Korla July 12, 2016 Meet Korla Pandit, the godfather of exotica music. No one was better suited to black and white television than the…
Jonathan Demme's Next Music Film July 13, 2016 A work-in-progress screening of a new Jonathan Demme music film. From the man who has brought us some of the…
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble July 18, 2016 From Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom), this new documentary is a joyous celebration of the power…
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars July 19, 2016 Deep into his androgynous science-fiction–based stage persona, Ziggy Stardust, on July 3, 1973 David Bowie stunned the crowd at London’s…
Song Of Lahore July 20, 2016 This joyous, riveting film, a fascinating story of glorious artistry set against a bleak background, has audiences grinning from ear…
Bayou Maharajah July 21, 2016 Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John once called…
Contemporary Color July 26, 2016 Legendary musician David Byrne of the Talking Heads wanted to bring color guards, which he refers to as “a sophisticated…
Elvis Costello: Detour July 27, 2016 Shot live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall during the 2015 tour! In front of a hometown crowd, performer and songwriter extraordinaire…
Pianists Street (La Calle de los Pianistas) Aug. 1, 2016 On Rue Bosquet, a small street in Brussels, two identical buildings stand side by side. One is the home of…
The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music Aug. 4, 2016 with live performance by The Shovel Ready String Band! Back by popular demand, with live music! Part history, part performance, part family saga, The Winding Stream is a story…
Paradise is There Aug. 10, 2016 Rescheduled from the previously announced Sounds of Summer screening on July 23rd. A reprise—for those who missed the film when…
Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past Aug. 11, 2016 What does it take to keep Jazz Age music going strong in the 21st century? Two words: Vince Giordano––a bandleader,…
Purple Rain Aug. 12–16, 2016 Recently, after Prince’s death, writer/director Albert Magnoli was asked about the film’s (and its namesake song’s) title: “I’m not sure,…
Breaking a Monster Aug. 15, 2016 Breaking a Monster chronicles Unlocking the Truth’s break-out year, following the 13-year-old band members as they move out of childhood…
A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story Aug. 17, 2016 What’s your Austin City Limits memory? Did you watch it with your family on Saturday nights? Were you hooked from…
Station to Station Aug. 24, 2016 Station to Station is an exploration of modern creativity that began with a highly unusual 2013 trip across North America.…
Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows Aug. 25, 2016 Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows is a portrait of an overlooked yet hugely influential African-American musician whose 60-year…
Landfill Harmonic Feb. 18–23, 2017 with JBFC Kids Activities on Feb. 18! Recommended for ages 10 and up Content advisory: mention of parent who drinks and acts violently, damage to homes caused…
Shut Up and Play the Hits: The Very Loud Ending of LCD Soundsystem July 29, 2021 Before The Resurrection at Webster Hall, their musical rebirth with American Dream, the 10-night residency at Brooklyn Steel, and the…

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