Terrifying parents in the 1950s and regarded as a fad, rock 'n' roll music only grew in stature, going on to become the music that defined America (and the world), dominating radio, television and movies for decades. The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow proudly present five films that celebrate Rock 'n' Roll in all its glory!
DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION
Originally planned by United Artists to be a quickie B movie to cash in on The Beatles popularity. A Hard Days Night emerged as a boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashing the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members. Maybe one of the greatest rock and roll movies ever made?
DCP courtesy Janus Films.
While American teens were fighting in the streets, dropping out and protesting Vietnam, East German youth were to be living it up, footloose and carefree. At least that's what Heisser Sommer (Hot Summer), a rollicking teenage rock 'n' roll musical from the other side of the Iron Curtain, will have you believe! A group of seven teenage boys and seven teenage girls go hitchhiking from the city of Leipzig to the hot beaches of Ruegen Island looking for love, fun and Rock 'N' Roll. Stars Frank Schobel and Chris Doerk were two of the biggest pop stars in East Germany at the time, and were also married in real life. Don't miss this extremely rare screening!
In German with English subtitles.
Digital courtesy The DEFA Film Library at The University of Massachusetts.
Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema