We love movies. We love music. And we really love movies about music.
When you host a film festival in a town named Woodstock, the collision of movies and music is – well, let’s just say – pretty much unavoidable. Here are a few of the music-related movies that are slated to be screened at the Woodstock Film Festival this weekend:
“Mighty Uke” directed by Tony Coleman
“Music We Are” by Mirav Ozeri
“Neil Young Trunk Show” by Jonathan Demme
“Trimpin: The Sound of Invention” by Peter Esmonde
“When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors” by Tom DiCillo
“Woodstock: Now and Then” by Barbara Kopple
“The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Scott Rosenbaum
Of course, sometimes there’s more music than movies. In fact there are a pair of concerts scheduled to take place in Woodstock in conjunction with showcased films.
Tying in with “The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be a concert by the Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues Band featuring an all-star blues line-up that features Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Sugar Blue and Bob Stroger. The concert will take place at the Colony Cafe at 10pm Saturday, October 3, reuniting them for the first time since their appearance in the film.
And in conjunction with the documentary film “Mighty Uke,” there will be a special Mighty Uke concert featuring such ukulele gurus as Jon Braman, Jim & Liz Beloff and Melvern Taylor, as well as special guests. (Bring your uke!) The concert will begin at 9pm Friday, October 2 at the Colony Cafe, and proceed will benefit the Killian Mansfield Foundation.