July 5th, 2019 - 6:00 pm
ECHO IN THE CANYON Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on July 5, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Echo In The Canyon,” a wonderful documentary which celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon.
In the mid-60s as folk went electric, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a period (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.
Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. [US, 2018, 82 minutes, Rating: PG-13].
“Amazing access to the mid '60s music heroes who changed music forever helps the plodding pace of this extraordinary film,” states Linda Lerner of “Movies and Shakers.” Peter Rainer of “Christian Science Monitor” exclaims “What makes this more than just a movie for fans of that music -- and what music! -- is that it delves into what made that era such a creative cauldron.”
Screening times are 6 pm on Friday (July 5), 3 pm and 6 pm on Saturday (July 6), 4 pm on Sunday (July 7), 1 pm on Monday (July 8), 6 pm on Wednesday (July 10), 3 pm on Thursday (July 11). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.