Musically Speaking with DJ Soul Sister – THE UPSETTER – Postponed
Event: Oct 22, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Upsetter
This Screening Has Been Postponed And Will Be Rescheduled At A Later Date.Please join us for MUSICALLY SPEAKING – A new series of music-themed movies and documentaries on Mondays, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister.  Co-presented with Press Street, Cafe IstanbulWWOZ, Whole Foods Market, and Charitable Film Network. For more information contact mail@charitablefilmnetwork.orgAdmission Free – Cash Bar.


Monday, October 22nd
THE UPSETTER: The Life & Music of Lee Scratch Perry by Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Loug
This feature documentary, about one of the most fascinating and influential artists of our times, probes into Perry’s mysterious youth in Jamaica, as well as the notorious events of his peak production years in Kingston, in which Scratch mentored a young Bob Marley, created the sound of Reggae as we now know it, pioneered a new genre of music he called Dub, invented what was to become the remix and produced international hit songs for artists from Junior Murvin to The Congos to Paul McCartney to The Clash — all while working out of the infamous Black Ark Studio, a shack that he built with his hands then later burned to the ground in a fit of drug addled rage.  Equally a documentation of a musical culture and a fascinating character study of genius and madness, The Upsetter is a sight and sound clash of visual and aural styles, utilizing ancient stock footage, photographs, concert video, audio clips, music video clips both old and new, and an exclusive, candid interview with the mastermind himself at his home in Switzerland. (95 minutes, 2008)
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Monday, October 29th
ROUND MIDNIGHT by Bertrand Tavernier
A wistful and tragic portrait that captures the Paris jazz scene of the 1950s, this Academy Award-winning film tells the story of an African American tenor saxophonist (played by Dexter Gordon), who is befriended by an unsuccessful French graphic designer who idolizes the musician and tries desperately to help him escape alcohol abuse. The protagonist “Dale Turner” was based on a composite of real-life jazz legends Lester Young (tenor sax) and the tortured and enigmatic Bud Powell (piano).  The supporting cast features musicians Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and Billy Higgins.  (133 minutes, 1986)   View Film Trailer CD giveaways courtesy of Concord Music Group and Concord Jazz.
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