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Film Fridays with Tom & Gillian

Friday, August 28, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Film Fridays with Tom & Gillian provides a virtual community space facilitated by Enoch Pratt librarians to gather and discuss chosen films. All the titles we are showing will be available from Kanopy or Hoopla, which patrons can access using their Enoch Pratt library card.   

Let the Music Play!
Since August 29 marks the first of three national Record Store Day celebrations in 2020, today we'll be discussing two great Rock Docs!

  • SALAD DAYS (2014) 
    Scott Crawford’s documentary chronicles  the rise of punk rock in Washington, DC. Bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows, without record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 90s. Click here to watch the trailer.

    Penelope Spheeris' THE METAL YEARS takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies and wanna-be rock stars that go so far as to threaten suicide if they don't "make it." The film also portrays the harsh reality of the music business, where everyone's dream to become a star can't possibly come true. It's a real life "Spinal Tap" that makes us look back and ask, "What the hell were we doing?" Interviews with some of the music industry's hardest rockers, like Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Megadeth. Click here to watch the trailer.  

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(‪US‬)‪+1 929-287-3587‬

PIN: ‪748 397 759#‬

  • Constance Breeden
  • Dagmar Niebur

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