IFC's Annual Tribute to Music and Movies
Rock Out Every Saturday in November!
Great soundtracks, extraordinary filmmaking. IFC pays homage to the films that leave us with a swing in our step and a hum on our tongue! Every Saturday in November beginning at 10:00PM ET.
Times are Eastern, film descriptions/featured musicians below:
Saturday, November 5:
10:00 PM Reservoir Dogs
11:45 PM Dogtown and Z-Boys
Saturday, November 12:
10:00 PM Swingers
11:45 PM The Last Waltz
Saturday, November 19:
10:00 PM Velvet Goldmine
12:15 PM Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Saturday, November 26:
10:00 PM SLC PUNK!
11:45 PM PUNK: attitude, IFC Original Documentary.
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Dir. Quentin Tarantino.
A who's who of the underworld gathers for a heist gone horribly wrong. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen and one severed ear star in Quentin Tarantino's legendary crime caper turned bloodbath. Featuring music by: Stealers Wheel, George Baker and Harry Nilsson.
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) Dir. Stacy Peralta
In the early 1970s, a group of young surfers from a tough California neighborhood took to the tarmac when the surf was quiet. This documentary follows twelve "Z-Boys" who resurrected a dead sport and inspired an international counterculture. Featuring music by: Jimi Hendrix, Stooges, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Joe Walsh, James Gang and T. Rex
Swingers (1996) Dir. Doug Liman
An independent movie that launched many careers, this is a story of about love, loss, and male bonding among a group of friends who struggle to find decent jobs by day, and lurk through Hollywood's hottest nightclubs by night. Starring Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham. Featuring music by: Dean Martin, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Average White Band.
The Last Waltz (1978) Dir. Martin Scorsese
Scorsese chronicles the history of the Band through interviews with its members and footage of the group's last performance at San Francisco's Winterland, after 16 years on the road. Performances by: Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield and Bob Dylan
Velvet Goldmine (1998) Dir. Todd Haynes
A British reporter investigates the fake death of glam rock star, Brian Slade. Cast includes Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette and comedian Eddie Izzard. Featuring music by: Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Pulp, Teenage Fanclub, Shudder to Think and Grant Lee Buffalo
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) Dir. John Cameron Mitchell
Hedwig – a would-be glam-rock star from East Berlin – undergoes a botched gender-change operation in order to escape to the US and marry an American GI. When that doesn't work out, Hedwig becomes involved with Tommy, who proceeds to steal her songs and become a star. With a broken heart and lust for revenge, Hedwig follows Tommy's tour, playing a series of concerts at tacky restaurants. Featuring music by: The Stooges, The Ramones, The Velvet Underground, The Specials, Blondie, Dead Kennedys, Fear and The Adolescents.
SLC PUNK! (1999) Dir. James Merendino
Stevo and Heroin Bob are hard-core punk rockers, which wouldn't make them unusual in New York or Los Angeles… but they're having a hard time surviving in Salt Lake City, Utah, the biggest Mormon community in the world. Featuring music by: The Ramones, Blondie, Velvet Underground and The Dead Kennedys.
PUNK: attitude (2004) Dir. Don Letts
This IFC Original Documentary traces the history of punk, dispels its myths and exposes how each generation has its own punk pathfinders, and creates its own soundtrack to effect change. Contributors include Tommy Ramone (The Ramones), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (The Clash), Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Mary Harron.