Got a trio of dandy music-themed films at the RPL Theatre this weekend. Tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 9 p.m. Neil Young: The Trunk Show is playing. It’s directed by Jonathan Demme. As a filmmaker, Demme is best-known for the classic 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs. But he also has a previous concert film on Neil Young to his credit (2006’s Heart of Gold) and in 1984 he directed Stop Making Sense which featured the Talking Heads. Here’s the Trunk Show trailer.
Screening tonight at 9 p.m. and tomorrow at 7 p.m. is Patti Smith: Dream of Life. This 2008 documentary is directed by Steven Sebring, and explores the life and work of Smith who emerged in the early ’70s as one of the leading figures of the American punk scene and has since gone on to make her mark as a singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist. Here’s the trailer.
Finally, July 31 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 9 p.m. there’s the acclaimed 2009 documentary by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman Soundtrack for a Revolution which examines the role of music in the American Civil Rights Movement. Featured are performances and interviews with artists like Wyclef Jean, The Roots and John Legend. Here’s the trailer.
As far as live music goes, the Polymaths are playing at O’Hanlon’s Pub tonight. Backing them up is the new Regina group LoveAct.