Wednesday, April 4, 2007

AFI Music Documentary Series at The Arclight

Six consecutive Wednesdays from April 4 to May 9 at 8pm
The Arclight will be showcasing music documentaries that go back stage, on tour, and behind the scenes, this popular series is returning for its sixth season. Visit The Arclight for more info and tickets.

Also, Show your Elephant Card and your AFI Music Documentary ticket stub through May 11th and receive 15% off non-sale items at Virgin Megastore Hollywood & Highland only.

Wed. April 4 (Tonight!)
Pink Floyd: The Wall

Inspired by Pink Floyd's album of the same name, PINK FLOYD: THE WALL is a dark, expressionistic musical told from the point of view of Pink, a depressed rock musician. The film is structured around Pink's reflections on his life, all of which center on the building of "the wall." This wall is a metaphor for psychological isolation, a barrier Pink creates to distance himself from his pain. The foundations for this wall are laid in childhood with the death of Pink's father. Left to deal with an overprotective mother and a repressive school system, Pink seeks freedom from his situation through writing and music. Even after he achieves success as a rock star, however, the wall continues to grow, with Pink trapped by fame and wounded by his failed personal relationships. Lost in despair and self-loathing, he attempts to completely isolate himself from the world.

Director Alan Parker approaches this material in a highly stylized manner, mingling animation and dream-like sequences to suggest Pink's perception of the world. These techniques complement the near-constant music which the film often uses in place of dialogue.

A hosted reception will immediately follow the screening.

Wed. April 11
Buena Vista Social Club

Wed. April 18
Punk Rock Eats It's Own: A Film About Face To Face

Wed. April 25
Shut Up and Sing

Wed. May 2
Rock The Bells

Wed. May 9 (Closing Night)
The Last Days of Left Eye

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