One of the bestest things about living in DC is the vast amount of free things to do and take people to. The library of congress is in the process of running a free ROCK SERIES of movies that are sure to
a.up your coctail party conversational skillz(with a z)
b.impress your date even more than the ZOO’s Asian trail
c. keep you from wasting another Monday on the subpar sitcoms that are our reality
d. possibly help you bond with your mother over why Mick was way hotter than John and vice versa
(but no one could touch Keith, not even with a stick, of course)
Monday evenings at 7:00 pm from November 6 – December 4 / No tickets required.
Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given screening.
Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours. .
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964) directed by Richard Lester
Fresh from their historic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles in this Academy Award-nominated film offer fans a peek into “a day in the life” of the Fab Four. The film serves as an inspiration for today’s music video format. Songs featured include “I’ll Cry Instead,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “I Should’ve Known Better,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “If I Fell,” “And I Love Her,” “I’m Happy Just to Dance with You,” “Ringo’s Theme (This Boy),” “Tell Me Why,” “Don’t Bother Me,” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” “All My Lovin’,” and “She Loves You.” (1 hour, 27 minutes)
THE T.A.M.I. SHOW (1965) directed by Steve Binder
Hosted by Jan and Dean. This rollicking film—the acronym stands for “Teenage Music International”—features Chuck Berry, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye with the Blossoms, Lesley Gore, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, the Barbarians and others. Watch for a teenage Terri Garr as a go-go dancer! (2 hours)
MONTEREY POP (1968) directed by D. A. Pennebaker
From San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” comes Eric Burdon and the Animals, Canned Heat, Country Joe and the Fish, Simon & Garfunkel, the Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas & the Papas, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and Ravi Shankar. (1 hour, 18 minutes)
GIMME SHELTER (1970) directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin
This film examines the controversial, free December 1969 concert in Northen California by the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane, where the Hell’s Angels acted as “security guards.” Havoc ensues as the Angels lose control of themselves and the spectators. (1 hour, 30 minutes)