Happy to Announce the FIRST ANNUAL ROCKS OFF FILM FESTIVAL!
It all starts on Friday the 12th of July, where Charles Bradley: Soul of America will be screening at 6:00PM. You can buy tickets and get more info on this touching documentary on a man who never gave up on his dreams and ended up making it from the projects to the pages of Rolling Stone here. Also screening that Friday night is East End Babylon - the violent story of the Cockney Rejects, the original punk band from the streets of 1970's east London. You can learn more and buy tickets here.
THEN Saturday night starts at 6:00pm with an hour of short film madness known as the ¡Short Film Fiesta! The films being shown during this block include Nelson George's 'All Hail The Beat', Sean Dunne's 'Stray Dawg' and 'American Juggalo', and Mike Sloat's 'The Making of Dark Roots of Earth: Testament's 10th Studio Album'. We will then be screening Scarred but Smarter (life n times of drivin' n cryin') the fascinating, behind-the-scenes story of a band that has spent the last 28 years both creating great music and making questionable career moves, at 7:30pm Saturday night. For more info and to buy tickets, head over here.
Sunday night it all comes together with three feature length films back to back! Starting at 4:00pm with Fat Kid Rules The World, the story of a highschool dropout who comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk band. Then at 6:00pm, we have Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, the inspiring story of a guitar legend that refuses to give up on his dream despite the most incredible odds. And finally, to close out the film fest, we have Last Days Here, a documentary following the struggles and triumphs of cult metal legend Bobby Liebling from Pentagram.
In between films we are psyched to have a rock'n roll light show live-mixed on a keytar by psychedelic video artist, DJ, and music video director, B.A Miale.
We couldn't be more stoked for the festival, and hope to see you in the theatre! For the full listings and more info, check out http://rocksoff.com/filmfest.