CHARLIE IS MY DARLING and ROCK-A-BYE
Screened at Cinema Borealis (1550 N. Milwaukee, 4th Floor) Presented by NORTHWEST CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Two rare rock documentaries presented by Ryan Daly of the Louisville Film Society.
Never officially in circulation, the first documentary ever made about the Rolling Stones, CHARLIE IS MY DARLING follows the band on their two day tour of Ireland during September 1965. The film includes interviews, a bizarre Elvis impersonation, and live performances (some in whole and some in part) of “Get Off of My Cloud”, “Heart of Stone”, “Play with Fire”, “I’m Alright”, “The Last Time”, and “Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner”. ROCK-A-BYE documents the rock music scene of the early 1970s–the Rolling Stones, the Stampeders, Whiskey Howl, Alice Cooper–they’re all here! Along with classic footage from concerts and recording sessions, ROCK-A-BYE looks behind the scenes at record companies and radio studios. Ronnie Hawkins chats from the back seat of a Rolls-Royce, and Zal Yanovsky of The Lovin’ Spoonful tells hilarious anecdotes of his rise to fame, which lasted only 18 months. The camera also goes into a small New York club where Muddy Waters sings and plays guitar. The film ends with Alice Cooper singing “Dead Babies” with a doll and a hatchet.
CHARLIE IS MY DARLING
Directed by Peter Whitehead, (1966, 60 min, 16mm)
Directed by Jacques Bensimon, (1973, 50 min, 16mm)
The Northwest Chicago Film Society is an Illinois Not-For-Profit Organization. It exists to promote the preservation of film in context. Films capture the past uniquely. They hold the stories told by feature films, but also the stories of the industries that produced them, the places where they were exhibited, and the people who watched them. We believe that all of this history-not just of film, but of 20th century industry and culture-is more intelligible when it’s grounded in unsimulated experience: seeing a film in a theater, with an audience, and projected from film stock. Films are programmed and projected by Julian Antos, Becca Hall, and Kyle Westphal
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