Music Fan Film Series

Dates: 07/04/2014 Dates: 07/04/2014

Music Fan Film Series

Friday, July 4th, 2014

…surrounded by people who love music just as much as you do

The Music Fan Film Series started on the July 4th weekend of 2014 when John Wackman helped organize the Music Invasion Weekend which consisted of A Hard Day’s Night 50th Anniversary Edition, Stop Making Sense, The Last Waltz, and Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. To compliment the event an enthusiastic group of local record collectors curated an exhibit in the Rosendale lobby titled: “50 Years of Classic LP Covers”–drawn from the collections of fans throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. A programming sub-committee has been curating the Music Fan Film Series ever since.

IMG_1999wwABOUT the Co-Producers:

John Wackman worked in television as a writer, producer and executive producer for 28 years in New Hampshire and New York City. He is a musician and music fan.

Rob Norris is best known as the bassist for The Bongos–the founding fathers of the ’80’s Hoboken indie-music scene. He also plays with Blue Paradox, East Of Venus, Tulula!, Living With Elephants, and OmU (who twice toured in Cuba). Over the years Rob has played with Donovan, Damo Suzuki (Can), The B-52’s, Garth Hudson (Band), Steve Holley (Wings), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), David Johansen (NY Dolls), IMG_2004wMarshall Crenshaw and Moby–as well as members of R.E.M., The Feelies, Yo La Tengo, Throbbing Gristle, Television, Osibisa and The Velvet Underground. He has played in hundreds of venues from San Francisco to New York to London to Berlin and appears on dozens of recordings. Rob’s solo CD “Morning Becomes Electric” is available at all online digital outlets. He has also been a holistic healer for over twenty-five years, with a private practice in New York’s Hudson Valley.

PamMusic Invasion Weekend- Lobby Album Show Kray is a film/video artist and writer. She  has  exhibited  in  the  United  States  and  internationally  through  numerous  solo  screenings  and  festival participation and has collaborated artistically with film and video makers, audio composers, painters, sculptors, and dancers. 





The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Thursday, September 15  |  7:15 pm | $10/$8 members  |  2 hrs 9  min (99 min feature + 30 min The Beatles Live at Shea Stadium 1965)

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Rosendale Theatre’s Music Fan Film Series is excited to bring you the world premiere of this highly anticipated Beatles documentary. We are making special plans to make the evening even more special: come dressed in Swinging London fashion, join in our Beatles medley sing-along, show off in our Beatles Trivia contest, add YOUR favorite Beatles song to our list!




Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5
7:15 pm | R | 1h 33min | Documentary, Biography, Music

In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.





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