Mods and Rockers make a “slight returnâ? at the Egyptian in Hollywood this weekend and next week, in a collection of films that celebrate mods and rockers for the eighth year. This is to be a little celebration in addendum to the much larger festival held during the summer of well-known rockers Jimi Hendrix, Nick Drake, and Otis Redding.
Friday, October 5th at 8:00p- Mini-fest with the documentary on the late Nick Drake.
“A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drakeâ? will be followed by a compilation of short filmed homage’s by admirers of Drake’s enigmatic music, persons such as Heath Ledger, Tim Pope and Jonas Mekas. In addition, a very special guest, sister to the deceased musician, Gabrielle Drake will be in attendance.
After the weekend, Monday October 8th 8:00pm- Brings us the recently filmed “Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding.â?
A 91-minute film celebrating the life and music of Otis Redding, providing 16 full-length performances, unseen and incredibly rare footage form two days before his death, as well as interviews with collaborators and fellow musicians. Immediately following is a U.S. Premiere of footage recently recovered from the burial chambers of a Norwegian television station of the 1967 Stax/Revue Tour in Europe featuring Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Arthur Conley and Booker T. & the MGs.
Tuesday, October 9th at 8:00pm- Is for you Hendrix fanatics.
The evening begins with the premiere of “Hendrix And The Blues,” a 30-minute film featuring Hendrix, Buddy Guy, BB King and more. In between films there will be a discussion with Hendrix Engineer Eddie Kramer & Monterey producer Lou Adler, live and in the flesh. Following the discussion is the film “American Landing: Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey,â? which traces his shift from being an unknown to becoming a legend with his first American appearance at the Monterey Festival, aided by new, never before seen interviews.
If you really need any more coaxing, this mini-string of rock films offers the audience a chance to partake in a little piece of music history by viewing the premiers of these musical documentaries as well as the intimate discussions with those who were close to the musicians.