caught this on the afi website , looks like they a few documentaries about music coming up . so i thought i would pass it along. you people that live in la are lucky you get this all the time.

features the police , the pixies , heavy metal, and some others.



- the 2006 Music Documentary Series

AFI's FIFTH ANNUAL MUSIC DOCUMENTARY SERIES presented by Audi
WEDNESDAYS AT 8:00 PM, APRIL 5 - MAY 11, ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
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Crooning, rapping, head-banging, jamming--the energy of a live set, the complexity of the creative process, the enigmatic essence of a rock god or goddess. Celebrate the power of music on six consecutive Wednesdays this spring--April 5-May 10, 2006. Showcasing documentaries that go back stage, on tour, behind the scenes and any other place that rocks, this popular series is back for its fifth season.

All six screenings will be held at 8 p.m. at ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.


www.arclightcinemas.com

Tickets are $11, $10 for ArcLight, AFI and Skirball members, on-site parking is $2 for four hours with validation.


OPENING NIGHT APRIL 5, 2006
EVERYONE STARES: THE POLICE INSIDE OUT
USA 2005 75 MIN
Director: Stewart Copeland
Featuring: The Police

EVERYONE STARES: THE POLICE INSIDE OUT is a rare first-person account of what it feels like to rise from obscurity to international superstardom, shot entirely in Super-8 by Stewart Copeland, the band's drummer turned filmmaker. A priceless glimpse at the making of rock legends from the inside, Copeland's candid narration takes the audience on the ultimate dream ride from the bottom all the way to the top.

Q&A after screening with Director Stewart Copeland, followed by a hosted reception at a nearby Hollywood hot spot.




APRIL 12 2006
METAL: A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY
CANADA 2005 96 MIN
Director: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Featuring: Tony Iommi, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Dee Snider, Geddy Lee, Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Kilmister, Vince Neil

Sam Dunn is a 30-year-old anthropologist and a lifelong metal fan. After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his academic eye closer to home and embarks on an epic journey into the heart of heavy metal. His mission: to figure out why metal music is consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned.

Q&A after screening with directors Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Jessica Joy Wise, followed by a hosted reception at a nearby Hollywood hot spot.




APRIL 19 2006
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
1973 USA 100 MIN
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Starring: David Bowie, Mick Ronson

During the 1970s, British glam rocker David Bowie's gender-bending style had a huge impact on popular culture. Pennabaker's film captures David Bowie's final electrifying, glamtastic performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theater, featuring numerous songs from Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other Bowie albums, including Moonage Daydream, Changes, and Space Oddity.

A hosted reception will follow the screening at a nearby Hollywood hot spot.




APRIL 26, 2006
loudQUIETloud: A FILM ABOUT THE PIXIES
USA 2005 88 MIN
Director: Steve Cantor & Matt Galkin
Featuring: The Pixies

In the late 80s and early 90s, The Pixies cut an unparalleled path through modern music. Four and a half albums, a few tours, some breathtaking music and endless speculation about the relationship between the four founding members led many fans to scratch their heads at their abrupt and acrimonious disbanding in 1992. In 2004, to the amazement of their fans, The Pixies reunited.

Q&A after screening with directors Steve Cantor and Matt Galkin, followed by a hosted reception at a nearby Hollywood hot spot.




MAY 3, 2006
GEORGE MICHAEL - A DIFFERENT STORY
UK 2004 93 MIN
Director: Southan Morris
Featuring: George Michael, Elton John, Boy George

Much has been written and even more has been said about George Michael. Not much is known, however, about how he views the wild ride from suburban youth in Middlesex, England to icon of his generation. What makes this documentary special is that George Michael acts as a tour guide through his own complicated past.

The film captures Michael's poignant performance at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and the scandal that almost cost him his stardom.

A hosted reception will follow the screening at a nearby Hollywood hot spot.




CLOSING NIGHT: MAY 10, 2006
LEONARD COHEN I'M YOUR MAN
USA 2005 104 MIN
Director: Lian Lunson
Featuring: Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Bono, The Edge and Leonard Cohen

If you've ever been a Leonard Cohen fan, Lian Lunson's movie will be irresistible. If you've never heard the 60s artist, you will be struck by something ineffable, sensual, and deeply truthful in Cohen's music and person. Woven throughout the film are evocative performances of Cohen's repertoire by illustrious admirers including Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton and the McGarrigle Sisters and a surprise musical finale.

Q&A after screening with director Lian Lunson, followed by a hosted reception at a nearby Hollywood hot spot.