Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a detective of deep American music – music that’s the antithesis of the corporate “mouse music” dominating pop culture. Since 1960, he has been the guiding force behind legendary Arhoolie Records, bringing Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex-Mex out of Texas, blues out of the country – and into the living rooms of Middle America. American music has never been the same. Born a German count, Strachwitz fled his homeland after WWII at 16. In the US, he discovered, and shared, a musical landscape that most Americans missed. He takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.
92 mins / 2013 / Documentary / Not Rated
This event is Free and open to the public. Come Join us!
Back by popular demand, free small popcorn.
Come early and enjoy the sounds of our “Mighty Wurlitzer” Theatre Pipe Organ. This fully restored “Voice of the Theater” has over 1,400 pipes plus various percussions which make it capable of a wide assortment of sounds and effects. It can play almost any kind of music, from hits of the past, to today’s music. Organ music starts 30 minutes prior to the movie.
2015/06/17 - 2015/06/17
Additional time info:
Doors open at 6:00pm, Seating starts at 6:30pm, Seating is General Admission
Street parking is available limited for 2 hours until after 6:00pm. There is also parking behind the theater off on Kiesel Avenue for $5 charge. Free parking is available one block west at The Junction (behind the Megaplex 13 theater) on 24th and Grant. We are south and east of the free parking.