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Pitchfork Music Film Series

  • Movies, Documentary
  • Recommended
Wilco kicked off its six-night stand at the Riv, Friday Dec 5, 2014.
Photograph: Joshua Mellin

Time Out says

Just ahead of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, the online publication teams up with the Music Box Theatre to present a series of music-related film screenings, accompanied by conversations with subjects, directors and musicians.

The series begins with 20 Feet from Stardom (Sept 6), a documentary about the backup singers that support acts like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder, followed by an interview with Chicago musician and poet Jamila Woods, who counts the doc among her favorite films.

Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche will chat about the role he played in the filming of black and white doc I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (Sept 7), which charts the turmoil around the making of the band's 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. And after a screening of Josie and the Pussycats (Sept 8), co-directors and writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont will talk about the film's pop-culture legacy.

Masks are recommended at all three screenings. All attendees are required to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours of the screening they are attending.


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