Sounds of Summer

July 11–Aug. 29, 2024

We’re on the road again for our summertime tour through the wide world of music, featuring everything from our favorite hits to rediscovered deep tracks. Join us as we celebrate the nearly forgotten—but now lauded—sounds of The Zombies in Hung Up on a Dream, and the singer-songwriter extraordinaire behind Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill. Take a look back at one of the most instrumental figures of the Jazz Age with the recently restored Artie Shaw: Time is All You’ve Got, and dive into the calypso scene with a vibrant restoration of One Hand Don’t Clap. Along the way we’ll toast to a few anniversaries, with screenings commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, the 50th anniversary of Sun Ra’s Afrofuturist experimental jazz work Space is the Place, and the 40th anniversary of the beloved Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense. Don’t miss out on special events like a new presentation from the Bob Dylan Center, or a day-long jazz celebration culminating with—what else?!—but the unmatched classic Jazz on a Summer’s Day.

Sign o' the Times July 10, 2023 Introduction by JBFC Senior Film Programmer Monica Castillo Sounds of Summer 2023 Opening Night Presentation After leaving his backing band The Revolution after Under the Cherry Moon, Prince…
Nothing Compares 2 U: A Prince Double Feature July 11, 2023 As one of the most popular artists of the 1980s, Prince dominated not just the airwaves but the big screen…
Soul Power July 17, 2023 15th anniversary screening Originally organized as part of the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle fight between Muhammad Ali and George…
Heart & Soul July 19, 2023 Screening and Q&A with Director Kenny Vance, followed by cocktail reception and performance by Doo-wop group The TeeTones in the Jane Peck Gallery From harmony to heartbreak, go inside the world of the early unsung heroes of rock and roll whose voices shaped…
Carole King Home Again: Live in Central Park July 24, 2023 In Carole King Home Again: Live in Central Park, director George Scott takes viewers back to Central Park on May…
In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50 July 25, 2023 Introduction by WFUV DJ Darren DeVivo Exploring the long and storied history of the progressive rock group King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King:…
The Mambo Kings July 31, 2023 Introduction by JBFC Senior Film Programmer Monica Castillo Two Options: 6:00PM – class + screening ($25 Members / $30 Nonmembers) Or 7:00PM – screening without class ($11 Members…
Selena Aug. 1, 2023 Born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas, Selena Quintanilla grew up singing at her father’s restaurant and local fairs.…
David Crosby: Remember My Name Aug. 2, 2023 Q&A with director A.J. Eaton, moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin In celebration of David Crosby’s music and legacy, we’re bringing A.J. Eaton’s documentary to the big screen, with the director…
The Girl Can't Help It Aug. 7, 2023 Introduction by WFUV DJ Eric Holland As one of the first Rock ‘n’ Roll movies of its time, Frank Tashlin’s The Girl Can’t Help It is…
What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. Aug. 9, 2023 Introduction by “Beatlesologist” Scott Freiman In 1964, documentarians Albert and David Maysles found themselves recording musical history while filming a visiting British band in the…
Rhyme & Reason Aug. 14, 2023 In honor of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, we’re revisiting Peter Spirer’s monumental 1997 documentary Rhyme & Reason. Featuring over 80…
Tribute to a Musical Pioneer: Ryuichi Sakamoto Double Feature Aug. 15, 2023 Ryuichi Sakamoto was a pioneer in the field of electronic music, and continued to create new works until his death…
Sisters with Transistors Aug. 16, 2023 Exploring women’s influence on electronic music, Lisa Rovner’s Sisters with Transistors is a comprehensive look at the music you think…
Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché Aug. 21, 2023 Celeste Bell and Paul Sng’s documentary on one of punk music’s unsung pioneers is part memoir and part tribute to…
Skating Polly: Ugly Pop Aug. 21, 2023 Zoom Q&A with director Henry Mortensen, moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin FREE FOR MEMBERS! A 10-year-old and a 14-year-old form a band, and over the years, learn firsthand about the excitement…
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Aug. 22, 2023 Looking at the history of New Orleans through the lens of one of the city’s biggest annual musical events, Frank…
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Aug. 28, 2023 Sam Peckinpah’s revisionist western Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid may seem an odd fit for Bob Dylan to make…
I'm Not There Aug. 29, 2023 Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There is a biopic like few others. Instead of painstakingly recreating different scenes and moments in…
An Evening with the Bob Dylan Center (2023) Aug. 30, 2023 Screening followed by conversation with Steven Jenkins, Director of the Bob Dylan Center, and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin Spanning decades and musical styles, this far-ranging program of short films and videos culled from the Bob Dylan Archive features…
Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple July 11, 2024 Introduction by director Bill Teck Stevie Van Zandt takes center stage in this feature documentary, tracing Van Zandt’s career as a musician, producer, activist, actor,…
Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill July 17, 2024 The never-before-told story of folk-rock icon Judee Sill, who in just two years went from living in a car to…
Hung Up on a Dream: The Zombies Documentary July 18, 2024 Special Preview Screening! British Invasion icons The Zombies reflect on paving 60 years and counting of their musical path from teenage friends to…
Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got July 24, 2024 Pre-Recorded Q&A with director Brigitte Berman after the 7:00 screening Anchored by an incisive interview with its then 72-year-old subject, Artie Shaw: Time is All You’ve Got looks back on the five-decade…
Jazz on a Summer's Day July 27, 2024 Screening with live performance by the John Pizzarelli Trio and Catherine Russell Join us for a day full of jazz, hosted by John Pizzarelli. This program is presented in memory of Maria Traversa,…
Morning Jam, featuring the EarRegulars July 27, 2024 Live performance featuring the EarRegulars Join us for a day full of jazz, hosted by John Pizzarelli. This program is presented in memory of Maria…
The House of Tom—Mundo, Monde, Mondo July 27, 2024 Screening with live performance by a bossa nova group Join us for a day full of jazz, hosted by John Pizzarelli. This program is presented in memory of Maria Traversa,…
Deconstructing The Dark Side of the Moon Aug. 1, 2024 Live Presentation Scott Freiman has been entertaining audiences at the Jacob Burns with his Deconstructing the Beatles presentations for nearly fifteen years.…
A Hard Day's Night Aug. 7, 2024 Introduction by Scott Freiman at 7pm Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George,…
One Hand Don't Clap Aug. 8, 2024 One Hand Don’t Clap captures the vibrant story of calypso and the emergence of soca, through the eyes of two…
Eno Aug. 13, 2024 Visionary musician and artist Brian Eno—known for producing David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, among many others; pioneering the genre of…
Space is the Place Aug. 15, 2024 Avant-jazz mystic Sun Ra brought his pioneering Afrofuturist vision to the screen with this film version of his concept album.…
Stop Making Sense Aug. 22, 2024 Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme…
An Evening with the Bob Dylan Center Aug. 29, 2024 Following last year’s sold-out screening of dynamic performance clips culled from the Bob Dylan Archive, showcasing Dylan on stage and…

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