The entire MODS & ROCKERS 2000
Film Festival at a glance
- FRIDAY JUNE 30th 2000
OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES!
LYNN REDGRAVE, RITA TUSHINGHAM & MICHAEL YORK in person!
Michael York, Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham whoop it up in Swingin'
London! The film that inspired much of the look of
the "Austin Powers" movies.
DOLLYBIRDS! World Premiere!
The very belated World Premiere of a cinematic paean to Girl Power -
Sixties Style! This short film was made in 1966 - and was tragically
shelved before it could be released! (Dollybirds suddenly went out of
fashion!) (Double Oscar-winning director Robert Amram will introduce his
"Dollybirds!" film in person!)
9:30 PM (Double Bill!)
- GEORGY GIRL
Plain gal Lynn Redgrave pines for Alan Bates - while Charlotte looks
Michael York in a pickle as a George Harrison-esque rock star (Tom
Pickle!) in India
for meditation, sitar lessons and Rita Tushingham! An early
Merchant-Ivory film (on acid!!!)
SATURDAY JULY 1st 2000
BEATLES Vs STONES!!!
The battle of the ages continues in the 21st
5:00 PM (Double Bill!)
Beatles movie producer Walter Shenson in
- A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
The brilliant Richard Lester film which put the Fabs into the
stratosphere and launched a million music videos...
THE MAKING OF A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
Theatrical premiere of 60-minute film which gives the inside story of
what one prescient critic in 1964 called "the Citizen Kane of jukebox
musicals" Hosted by Phil Collins
- 8:15 PM
Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere! Director Michael
Lindsay-Hogg In Person!!
- THE ROLLING STONES ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS
The classic 1968 rock film starring the Stones - with guests The Who,
Jethro Tull and John & Yoko with Eric Clapton
- 10:00 PM
- YELLOW SUBMARINE
The ultimate trip! The totally-restored, digitally-mindblowing animated
classic. "Nothing is real !" - except how cool it is to see and hear
this on the big screen in a state-of-the-art movie theater!
SUNDAY JULY 2nd 2000
A Magical Monkee Tour! Micky Dolenz In Person!!
- 33 1/3 REVOLUTIONS PER MONKEE
THE MONKEES - PILOT EPISODE
The 'Pre-Fab' Four in their only TV special (with super-star guests) -
and in their ultra-rare pilot episode. Plus other Monkee rarities!
- 4:00 PM
Actress Judy Geeson and musician Spencer Davis In Person!!
- HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH
A British 60's version of "American Pie" - as a young lad tries to lose
'it ' with the super-hot Judy Geeson and other Brit-vixens. All to hot
pumping music from Steve Winwood, Traffic and Spencer Davis.
6:00 - 10:00 PM Special Event!
Live in Person! Spencer Davis - Micky Dolenz - Andy Summers -
Gordon Waller - Denny Laine - Bruce Gary - Jon Walmsley (and more
The Second Annual Mods & Rockers English Tea Party!
Celebrate the first July 4th weekend of the New Millennium
British-style! First - watch the cream of the British Invasion rock out
in the groovy movie GO-GO MANIA! Then - you'll Shag-A-Go-Go! at The
Second Annual Mods & Rockers English Tea Party! With food, drink, live
60's music, 60's fashion show and costume contest! Fun for all the
family - especially the kids!
The cream of the British Invasion rock out! Beatles, Animals, Herman's
Hermits, Peter & Gordon, Nashville Teens, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas,
the Honeycombs & more!!!
THIS EVENT PROUDLY SPONSORED BY BODDINGTONS PUB ALE!
- WEDNESDAY JULY 5th 2000
Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone in Person!!!
- HOLD ON!
Herman's Hermits are touring the US when NASA decides to name a
spaceship after them! Wild adventures ensue!
- 9:15 PM
Double-Bill of rare movies scored by Pink Floyd!
Director Barbet Schroeder in-person to discuss his film "More"
The dark underbelly of the Sixties' sex and drugs revolution played out
in all its Euro-trash glory - to a rare Pink Floyd soundtrack.
Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones is interrogated by an authoritarian
committee - to an even rarer Pink Floyd soundtrack!
- FRIDAY JULY 7th 2000
ELECTION YEAR SPECIAL!
Presidential Movie Spoof
plus Live Satire!!
- WILD IN THE STREETS
Rock star gets elected President after the voting age is lowered to 15,
dumps LSD into the D.C. water supply and sets up concentration camps
for everyone over 35!
PRESIDENTIALLY INCORRECT! (Special Live Show!)
Humorist Martin Lewis hosts an all-star panel discussion of comics and
pundits shining an irreverent spotlight on Presidential politics and
BEDAZZLING DOUBLE-BILL! - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Solo Films!!
"Cynthia" Producer Walter Shenson In Person!
- 30 IS A DANGEROUS AGE, CYNTHIA
Cuddly Dudley Moore decides he must use the 6 weeks before his 30th
birthday to write a musical masterpiece AND get married. He merely has
to find his muse. And a bride....
THE RISE & RISE OF MICHAEL RIMMER (US Premiere!)
Shyster ad-man Peter Cook eliminates the entire British political
hierarchy to become a ruthless Prime Minister - in satire scripted by
Monty Python's John Cleese and Graham Chapman
SATURDAY JULY 8th 2000
Lost Psychedelic Treasures Double-Header!!
Olivia Newton-John is singer with Brit-pop band "Toomorrow" who draw
the attention of music-hungry aliens the Alphoids! The
extra-terrestrials kidnap the band and transport them to their
shimmering, Pop Art space module so they can re-invigorate the astral
A Timothy Leary style professor discovers acid and then corrupts his
students! A classic and hilarious slice of teen exploitation and
'straight' society paranoia.
|(Please note that the
previously-scheduled screening of "Pop
Down" has been cancelled owing to the
condition of the print. We hope to
find a screenable print for next year's festival.)
Sexy but naive teenage girl's adventures satirize the sixties! All-star
cast including Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Walter Matthau, James
Coburn, John Huston, John (Gomez Addams) Astin and Ringo Starr!
Revved-up soundtrack by the Byrds and Steppenwolf.
THE COOL ONES
Frustrated TV go-go dancer creates a new dance craze - "The Tantrum"
while a 23-year old has-been pop idol is desperate to revive his stalled
career. Trouble ensues...
SUNDAY JULY 9, 2000
- 5:00 PM
Five Live In-person guests! -
Soundtrack composers Leiber & Stoller, the writer, the producer and the
co-star of this classic movie!
- THE PHYNX
Pop group The Phynx is created by computer and catapulted to fame by the
CIA - so they can go behind the Iron Curtain and rescue a gallery of
American cultural heroes kidnapped by them darned Russkies!
- 7:15 PM
Double-Bill for fans of George Harrison & Led Zeppelin
Film director Joe Massot in-person!
Reprise screening of last year's runaway festival
Scientist spies on sexy nymph to a psychedelic George Harrison score!
(The acclaimed soundtrack also features Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr)
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
Our one sneak peek into the decadent 70's. The rarely-seen concert &
fantasy film starring Zeppelin at their Twilight-of-the-Gods heaviest!
- WEDNESDAY JULY 12
BE GLAD FOR THE SONG HAS NO ENDING
Hippie heaven as the legendary Incredible String Band (Mike Heron &
Robin Williamson together with their bandmate galpals Rose &
Licorice) commune with nature maaan! A surreal, whimsical fantasy... A
magical MYSTICAL Tour! "Roll Up! Roll Up! (And that's an
RETYING THE KNOT
Super-cool 1997 docu about The Incredible String Band - the late 60's group which influenced the Beatles,
Stones, Who and Zep. Features celeb-fans Billy Connolly & Marianne
Faithfull and the 1997 reunion concert!
WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN
Ultra-rare cinematic fantasy created to promote Donovan's 1968 "Gift
From A Flower To A Garden" double-album. With Donovan and
quintessential Mod-gal Jenny Boyd (The Beatle-In-Law sister of Pattie
- 9:15 PM
DOUBLE BILL OF RARE 60's FESTIVAL MOVIES!
Oscar-winning director Murray Lerner - In Person!!
Dylan goes electric! Ultra-rare screening of the Oscar-nominated 1967
documentary of the Newport Folk Festivals (1963-1966) including Dylan's
folkie debut in 1964 and his controversial return appearance one year
later as an electric rocker! Also stars Joan Baez, Donovan, Judy
Collins, Pete Seeger and the cream of the 60's folk and blues scene.
MESSAGE TO LOVE: THE 1970 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL
The ultimate rock festival movie! Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont
rolled into one!
The Who, Hendrix, Doors, Free, ELP, Moody Blues, Miles Davis, Joni
Mitchell give stellar performances intercut with hysterically funny
scenes of backstage rip-offs, hippie insanity among the crowd of
600,000, and the paranoid ramblings of a British reactionary. ("It's all a communist plot!") Captures Jim
Morrison's last performance with The Doors - and Jimi Hendrix's very
appearance. Hendrix died a few days later. And the Sixties Dream was
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