Friday, July 16, 2010

Pioneer Park Picture Show-Rock Docs

Pioneer Park Picture Show-Rock Docs
When: Friday Nights, July 30 th - August 27
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Historic Pioneer Park (300 South & 300 West)
What: Live Local Bands at 8, Films at Dusk
Bringing Pioneer Park to life on Friday nights. The Downtown Alliance, SLC Film Center and the Salt Lake City Events are proud to present, Pioneer Park Picture Show: Rock Docs, with generous support from Rio Tinto. Additional sponsors: BIG-D, Slug Magazin & City Weekly.

All screenings will be peceded with live local bands programmed by

July 30: The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (not rated)
In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. besides playing the usual venues the challenged themselves and played in buses, cafes and for Indian tribal elders.

August 6: Soul Power (rated PG-13)
in 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12-hour, three-night long concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Featuring performances from James Brown, Bill Whithers and B.B. King amongst others.

August 13: Strange Powers: Stephin Merrit & the Magic Fields (not rated)
Stephin Merritt is know as the "Cole Porter of his generation" for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, this film explores his friendship recording and songwriting process. The film traces a 20-year career that has yielded one of the most engaging bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook.

August 20: Heavy Metal in Baghdad (rated R for langauage)
In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Edd Moretti and Suroosh Slvi traveled to Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, Acrassucauda, as they stay together and stay alive.

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For more information about the films visit: SLC Film Center