The Rockumentary: Lights! Camera! – Boogie!!

When Rock reached its tenth birthday in the mid 1960s filmmakers began to see the potential in chronicling the antics of the stars. From Pennebaker’s fly-on-the-wall look at Dylan in DONT LOOK BACK (sic) to Peter Whithead Rolling Stones documentary CHARLIE IS MY DARLING, contemporary film and contemporary music joined together in the genre now known as Rockumentary. CP Lee, writer, musician and academic, traces the development of the form from those early examples all the way through to the present day where digi-cams have taken over from celluloid. Looking at THE BEACH BOYS – AN AMERICAN STORY all the way to DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN, directors such as Pennebaker, Hegedes, Taylor, Scorcese and Palmer, and musicians such as The Band, Bob Dylan, U2 and Eric Clapton, will be put under the spotlight during this five week course. Screenings to be confirmed. Tickets: £27.00 full / £22.50 concs.CP Lee is an author, musician and teaches Popular Culture at the University of Salford.