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Sonic Cinema at the Harris Theater Presents
Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones
A Dudeski/Chip Baker Film directed by Danny Garcia
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce two screenings of the film Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones (Dudeski/Chip Baker Films) as part of the Sonic Cinema series at the Harris Theater. Presenting mostly documentary films, the Sonic Cinema series takes audiences behind the scenes of the vast and ever-growing music industry to explore sound from creation to cultural impact. The screenings are on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available in person at the Harris Theater and online at TrustArts.org/Film.
In the mid ’60s, Brian Jones emerged as ‘the face’ and poster boy of the Bohemian Swingin’ London scene, topping the charts with The Rolling Stones. However, his excessive lifestyle and reputation as “the original bad boy of rock and roll” was to cost him dearly. As the scene descended into the acid ridden year of 1967, so did Brian. Two years later, Brian was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, the verdict: death by misadventure. During the last 50 years many theories have emerged, claiming that Brian was murdered and that it was covered up at high level. As this film discovers, the evidence for this is extremely compelling.
Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones has been described as “a frank, attention-stealing tribute and worthwhile addition to any Stones enthusiasts collection” by Brett Dunford from louderthanwar and “beautifully put together and engrossing from start to end” by Irving Welsh, author of Trainspotting. The film had a highly successful world premiere screening this past December 16 in London at the Regent Street Cinema. Dudeski/Chip Baker Films has scheduled a limited run of screenings in select markets worldwide in January and February 2020 before the film’s release on DVD in mid-April.
Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones is the fifth acclaimed music documentary for Spanish filmmaker Danny Garcia. His other releases include The Rise and Fall of The Clash; Looking for Johnny, about New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders; Sad Vacation, a film chronicling the final months in New York City of the Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen; and Danny's most recent release Stiv: No Compromise, No Regrets about Stiv Bators, legendary front man of the iconic Ohio band the Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church.
General admission tickets are $10, and senior and student tickets are $7. Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Harris Theater and online at TrustArts.org/Film. Showtimes and film information can be found at TrustArts.org/Film.
The definitive cinema of choice for filmmakers and film lovers alike, the historic Harris Theater is an intimate, single-screen theater dedicated to the art of independent film. With innovative programming that celebrates the diversity of cinematic artistry, the Harris Theater brings the best of independent, international, and documentary films to Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Originally built in 1931, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the Harris Theater and its art deco marquee, reopening it to the public in 1995. TrustArts.org/Film
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust maintains a Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.