Cineceoil (3 of 8 ) music/film crossover night
Saturday, May 8 2010, 18:30 – 23:55
Bradleys, Barrack Street, Cork
Get away from those laptops with tiny pixelated images and badly compressed sound and get back to BIG PICTURE & PROPER SOUND! Free screenings with a weekly double bill & DJ afterwards
6.30pm – Bob Dylan: Eat The Document
8.30pm – The Band: The Last Waltz
10pm – DJ ’til Close, which starts with “Saturday Night At The Movies” by The Drifters, then into music by bands from Last Waltz era and will meander from there
Bob Dylan: Eat The Document (1972) [IMDB]
Eat the Document is a rarely exhibited documentary of Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan’s direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back [sic] chronicled Dylan’s 1965 British tour. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series Stage ’66.
– “Highlights of the film include an interview with the Manchester Free Trade Hall concert-goer who shouted “Judas!” during the second, electric half of the set; the performances with the Hawks; the scenes of Dylan and Robertson in hotel rooms throughout England playing otherwise-unreleased songs; and a piano duet with Johnny Cash.”
The Band: The Last Waltz (1978) [IMDB]
quite simply, the best live concert film ever
Beginning with a title card saying “This film should be played loud!” the concert documentary is an essay on The Band’s influences and their career. The group – Rick Danko on bass, violin and vocals, Levon Helm on drums, mandolin and vocals, Garth Hudson on keyboards and saxophone, Richard Manuel on keyboards, percussion and vocals, and guitarist-songwriter Robbie Robertson – started out in the late 1950s as a rock and roll band led by Ronnie Hawkins, and Hawkins himself appears as the first guest. The group backed Bob Dylan in the 1960s, and Dylan performs with The Band towards the end of the concert.
Various other artists perform with The Band: Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Neil Diamond and Eric Clapton. Genres covered include blues, rock and roll, New Orleans R&B, Tin Pan Alley pop, folk and rock. Further genres are explored in segments filmed later on a sound stage with Emmylou Harris (country) and The Staple Singers (soul and gospel).