Love in the Songs: Music + Movies is a series of three films documenting the power of music in our lives. The movies include:
Amazing Grace on September 11th at 7:00 pm.
“When Aretha Franklin sits down at the piano and begins belting out the opening verse to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Wholy Holy,’ it’s maybe three or four notes before the tiny hairs on the back of your neck stand up at attention. They’ll stay that way for the next 80 minutes, as you realize you’re witnessing the performance of a lifetime.
Amazing Grace is a documentary chronicle of the two nights in 1972 that the Queen of Soul spent recording her landmark live gospel album of the same name at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California. It’s an astounding cinematic experience — elevational and ecstatic…. This is a miracle of a movie, and it’s a miracle we get to see it at all.” — Sean Burns
May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers on October 16th at 7:00 pm.
Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s award-winning May it Last is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a-half rise while chronicling their collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album True Sadness, released on American Recordings/Republic Records. With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members experience marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a music documentary, May it Last is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.
Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury on November 13th at 7:00 pm.
Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury follows the path of Luxury, a band from small-town Georgia, who, on the cusp of success, suffer a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. In the intervening years, they continue to make records and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Parallel Love tells the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, now as priests.
Tickets are $6 and available at the door on the evening of the film. Or you can purchase tickets for individual films in advance below.