Please join Press Street for MUSICALLY SPEAKING – A new series of music-themed movies and documentaries curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister.
Mondays in August at 7:00pm
Café Istanbul – in the New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
FREE Admission/Refreshments. Cash bar. Seating is limited.
Co-presented with Press Street, Cafe Istanbul and Charitable Film Network. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 13th
THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD by Sig Shore
While many are familiar with the chart-topping Earth, Wind & Fire album and song of the same name, not many know that the album was actually a soundtrack for this film, which starred Harvey Keitel. The film, which also prominently features Earth, Wind & Fire, depicts the music business and a record executive who is forced to put “The Group’s” project on the back-burner in favor of a soulless group that represents wholesome family values. Directed by Sig Shore (Superfly). (100 minutes, 1975)
Monday, August 20th
WILD STYLE by Charlie Ahearn
Regarded as the first hip hop motion picture, this definitive movie features seminal MCs, DJs, grafitti artists, and b-boys such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Grandmaster Flash, and many more. Voted as one of the top ten rock and roll films of all time by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (82 minutes, 1983)
Monday, August 27
DOWN THE RHODES: THE FENDER RHODES STORY by Benjamin Bove & Gerald McCauley
One of the most foremost and pioneering electric pianos of all time, this documentary captures compelling interviews from Herbie Hancock, Vince Wilburn Jr., Lalah Hathaway, Patrice Rushen, James Poyser, Maurice White, Greg Phillinganes, Marcus Miller, Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson, Chick Corea, D’Angelo and many more. Bringing light to the movements of the Rhodes starting from jazz, up until present day pop music. (2011)