Mick Jagger performs at the Altamont in a clip from the film “Gimme Shelter.” Courtesy of the Criterion Collection.
For those about to rock, you can salute the genre on screen as Flagler College and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum present “Sold Out Show,” a rock documentary film series screening Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning May 10.
The series will kick off with the 1970 classic, “Gimme Shelter,” which follows the Rolling Stones and their tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in early December 1969.
“Sold Out Show” will continue with “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” and “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” on May 17, “1991: The Year Punk Broke” on May 24 and finish up with “The Other F Word” on May 31.
The films will be presented by special guests who will be available for a question and answer session after each documentary.
The free series will be shown on the West Lawn of the Flagler College campus, 74 King St., St. Augustine, Fl. The films will be screened indoors at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., if there is inclement weather. There will be no seating provided and guests are urged to bring a blanket or beach chairs under 24” tall.
For more information, contact Crisp-Ellert Art Museum director Jule Dickover at 904-826-8530 or email@example.com.
May 10: “Gimme Shelter” (David and Albert Maysles, 1970). This musical documentary explores the Rolling Stones and their tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in early December 1969. The event was all but destroyed by violence that marked the end of the peace and love euphoria of the 1960s.
May 17: “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” (John Heyn and Jeff Krulik, 1986) and “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (Sasha Gervasi, 2008). The 1986 underground documentary “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” captures metalhead fans in their mid-80's heyday. It's a bootleg favorite among musicians, movie stars and cult-video fans worldwide. This authorized edition includes the uncut documentary, digitally transferred from the original 3/4-inch master videotape.
“Anvil” is the story of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil whose first album, “Hard 'n' Heavy,” helped establish them as one of the pioneering acts of the speed metal movement in the 1980s. The band fell apart shortly after the album’s release lead vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner continue to struggle to keep the band alive. Documentary filmmaker Sacha Gervasi follows Kudlow and Reiner as they struggle to keep rocking despite 35 years of missing the brass ring.
May 24: “1991: The Year Punk Broke” (Dave Markey, 1992). David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991 also features live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The Ramones and Gumball.
May 31: “The Other F Word” ( Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, 2011). What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads? With a large chorus of punk's leading men including Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, and Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, “The Other F Word” follows Jim Lindberg of skate punk band, Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting out punk classics to embracing his ultimately pivotal authoritarian role in mid-life, fatherhood.