Last year we screened The Last Waltz, Stop Making Sense, and Bjork: Biophilia Live. These films were so well received and were so much fun that we have decided to bring back our CMH Film Series increasing the number of films and expanding the content of said films. We think film is a vital art form and want to fill the film-less void of downtown Charleston. We will release the dates of the upcoming films each month, so be on the look out for announcements.
Who is Gil Scott-Heron?
A new film by BAFTA-nominated film-makers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard seeks to answer that question.
In 2010 Gil Scott-Heron made his first album in 16 years. He died the following year leaving behind a body of work that has influenced writers, academics and musicians. He’s been called ‘the godfather of rap’ and ‘the black Bob Dylan’ and his words have influenced every generation of hip-hop.
This film isn’t about that Gil.
It’s a portrait seen through the eyes of those who loved Gil, his friends, his family, and the musicians he played with. This is the Gil we met, the places he took us to see, and the people whose lives were changed by him.
“Office Space on crack.” – Indiewire
Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo® Power Glove, and a bad temper. Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger in BUZZARD, a hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class.
Shut Up and Play The Hits: LCD Soundsystems Final Concert
On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The show, a near four hour extravaganza, instantly sold out moving the thousands of fans in attendance to tears of joy and grief.
Downtown Lebowski Bash: The Big Lebowski
The return of our annual Big Lebowski party. We are joining forces once again with The Alley and Charleston City Paper to put on the best Lebowski themed party known to man. Ticket includes a free White Russian, priority bowling, and of course the chance to see the film alongside other Lebowski-buffs. More surprises in stor and TBA soon.
My Prairie Home
In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.
Official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
It Might Get Loud
Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist’s musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play.
The film assembles TV clips, newsreel, pictures of modern Manchester and Manchester in the late 1970s, and interviews. The interviewees include the three surviving members of the group, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Pete Shelley (of Buzzcocks), Genesis Breyer P-Orrige (of Throbbing Gristle), Alan Hempsall (of Crispy Ambulance), Paul Morley, Terry Mason, Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, and Belgian journalist Annik Honore, with whom ian Curtis was allegedly having an affair.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The cult classic is coming to the Music Hall just in time for Halloween! Along with the showing of the film, we will have live actors and performers.