Recently voted Best Art-House Cinema by the New Times, Sweat is proud to team up with Wynwood’s awesome O Cinema for a week of music-related films you won’t see anywhere else!
Here are showtimes for what’s screening this weekend, and of course you can purchase tickets online. Full info about each film after the jump.
THE BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE
Thurs, June 14th @ 9pm
Fri, June 15th @ 11pm
Sat, June 16th @ 3pm & 11pm
Sun, June 17th @ 5pm & 9pm
HIT SO HARD: THE LIFE AND NEAR DEATH STORY OF PATTY SCHEMEL
Thurs, June 14th @ 7pm
Fri, June 15th @ 7pm
Sat, June 16th @ 5pm & 7pm
Sun, June 17th @ 5pm & 7pm
Patty Schemel herself will be live via Skype at the 7pm Saturday screening, and filmmakers P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes will be on hand for live Skype conversations following the Friday & Sunday 7pm screenings!
Fri, June 15th @ 9pm
Sat, June 16th @ 9pm
Filmmaker Greg McLaughlin will be joined by some of the films subjects including Charlie Pickett, Isaac Baruch (The Reactions) & the legendary Rat Bastard for a post-film Q&A.
YELLOW SUBMARINE: The digitally remastered version of The Beatles’ 1968 psychedelic film, “YELLOW SUBMARINE” dives into O Cinema! Whether you’re an old fan hoping to board the Yellow Submarine again or a new fan looking to take the fantastic animated journey for the first time, you’ll finally get a chance to see the film in all it’s magical Pop Art glory!
Known for its groundbreaking animation, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine also introduced the world to some of the group’s most well-known hits including “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” “It’s All Too Much,” and the title track, “Yellow Submarine.” The film has been digitally remastered for the first time since its last DVD release years ago. It took technicians over four months to clean each frame by hand to restore the film to its original luster for this theatrical release. George Dunning’s film features The Beatles’ in animated form as they voyage in their Yellow Submarine to combat the evil forces of the “Blue Meanies” with nothing more than music and good humor.
HIT SO HARD: As part of our MUSIC WEEKEND line-up, O Cinema presents two special screenings of the remarkably absorbing documentary “HIT SO HARD”. On Friday, June 15th at 7:00pm the film will be followed by a question and answer session with Director P. David Ebersole and Producers Todd Hughes & Christina Soletti via Skype. Then on Saturday, June 16th at 7:00pm the film will be followed by a question and answer session with former drummer of ‘Hole’, Patty Schemel with special guests.
When Nirvana burst onto the national scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to a generation that had emerged from the Reagan-Bush years angry and disenfranchised. As grunge took off, the music industry was completely transformed in a way nobody expected… especially the young musicians who went from tiny shared Seattle apartments to international superstardom, sometimes overnight. Some handled it well… and some did not. Just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several prominent musicians, capped by the suicide of Kurt Cobain, closed the books on an all too brief era. Told with insider interviews and stunningly intimate, never-before-seen footage shot by Patty and her friends (Patty was given a Hi-8 camera just before Hole’s infamousLive Through This world tour), HIT SO HARD is not only an all-access backstage pass to the music that shaped a generation, but a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption.
INVISIBLE BANDS: Invisible Bands documents South Florida’s fleeting, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it punk and new wave scene of the late-’70s and early-’80s.
In the late 70′s/early 80′s, South Florida was known for… The Mariel boat lift… Miami Race Riots… Cocaine Cowboys… and… Rock-n-Roll? The guerilla documentary “INVISIBLE BANDS” tells the story of the all-but-forgotten punk/new wave music scene that took place in South Florida during those tumultuous times and it wasn’t pretty. Using one camera, found footage and exclusive interviews with those still around, filmmaker Greg McLaughlin has created a historical document of not only the music but the time period itself – a time capsule of a “lost scene” and the characters who created it. Includes rare, never-before-seen footage of such almost-was heroes as Critical Mass, The Eat, Charlie Pickett, The Cichlids, The Reactions, The Front, Screamin’ Sneakers and dozens more.