Every Thursday this summer, the Balboa Theater will be showing a different music documentary / rockumentary.
First up this week is Holding on to Jah, which details the history of Jamaica, Reggae music, and the Rasta movement.
Other highlights in the series include the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense (August 14), Oscar winning film Twenty Feet from Stardom (August 7) about the history of backup singers in the music industry, The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights (July 24), and Jonathan Demme’s Neil Young Trunk Show (August 28).
The full festival schedule:
June 26: Holding on to Jah
July 3: The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
July 10: Rage: 20 years of Punk Rock
July 17: The Swell Season
July 24: The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights
July 31: You See Me Laughin’
August 7: Twenty Feet from Stardom
August 14: Stop Making Sense
August 21: Anvil: The Story of Anvil
August 28: Neil Young Trunk Show
All movies begin at 7:30pm and the festival runs through August 28. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Balboa Theater website, or at the box office.