Music Documentary: Sound City
01/01/0001, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map
The Foo Fighters’
Dave Grohl fronts a mission to resurrect the rapidly vanishing human touch
behind the creation of music via his examination of fabled recording studio Sound
City and its one-of-a kind recording console. Tucked away behind train tracks
and dilapidated warehouses in the sunburnt San Fernando Valley, Sound City
became rock ’n’ roll hallowed ground where music’s megastars captured their
magic on analog tape for three decades, until the advent of the digital age
ultimately sounded the death knell for the recording studio. Grohl cobbles
together a troupe of iconic musicians and singers who once called the studio
home—including Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Rick
Springfield, and Paul McCartney—to create a brand-new album on that revered soundboard.
Fasten your seat belts: Sound City,
Grohl’s outstanding filmmaking debut, rocks the silver screen, not only
unearthing music history but making it as well.
| 2012 | 106 minutes
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