a/perture, Blurt Film Series This Week

 

Films this fall in the
r/ock & reel series to include treatments of Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, My
Morning Jacket A Tribe Called Quest (read Blurt story here), Tom Petty, Tom
Dowd, Lee “Scratch” Perry (Blurt story here),  Rolling Stones and more. View our special
Dylan-inspired promo trailer, below.

 

What do A Tribe Called Quest, Tom Petty & the
Heartbreakers and Pearl Jam have in common?

 

All are subjects of films scheduled for r/ock & reel, a new
music-focused documentary film series presented by a/perture cinema and Blurt Magazine, from September 16 through
November 19, 2011.

 

“Showcasing the best in independent and arthouse film is our
passion at a/perture,” says Lawren Desai, a/perture’s owner. “Documentary films
have always been a special interest of ours, and we believe there is a unique
audience for music-focused documentaries specifically. We had amazing success
with our 2010 sold-out screening of The
Secret to A Happy Ending
, a film on the Drive-By Truckers and just couldn’t
resist the opportunity to create an entire series, appropriately named r/ock
& reel. We’ve got some exciting films and filmmakers to bring to Winston-Salem this fall.”

 

r/ock and reel from a/perture cinema on Vimeo.

 

 

Whether your concert t-shirts are gathering dust or you’re
heavily dialed into today’s music scene, r/ock & reel has something for
you. Featuring films on The Rolling Stones to The Swell Season, Lee Scratch
Perry to My Morning Jacket, r/ock & reel endeavors to present films that
offer insight into music’s more iconic and eccentric stars.

 

 

“Any festival whose opening weekend features films on A
Tribe Called Quest and Tom Petty is good in my book,” says Andy Tennille,
co-founder and associate editor at Blurt. “Coincidentally, r/ock & reel
opens the night before Rock the Block, providing a nice complement to the
city’s largest music event of the year. We’ve still got a few tricks up our
sleeve, so stay tuned.”

 

Tickets for all r/ock & reel films are available now at www.aperturecinema.com, or by calling
336-722-8148. In addition to individual tickets, r/ock & reel is offering
VIP all-access passes for sale for $100, which includes priority access to all r/ock
and reel screenings, discounts with our sponsors and partners and more. For
more information on our VIP all-access passes, visit www.aperturecinema.com.

 

 “r/ock and reel would
be nowhere without our incredible partners,” Desai says. “We’d like to thank
the good people at Single Brothers, Kyle Webster Design, The Garage, Earshot,
Camino Bakery and Excalibur Direct Mail & Marketing for their amazing
support in bringing this series to life.”

 

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About r/ock &
reel

 

When:

Friday, September
16 – Saturday, November 19, 2011

 

Where:

a/perture cinema

311 West Fourth
St.

Winston-Salem,
NC

 

Tickets:

Tickets can be
purchased online at www.aperturecinema.com,
or by calling 336-722-8148.

 

 

 

Schedule:

 

 

Beats,
Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Friday,
September 16-Thursday, September 22

 

Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down A Dream

Sunday,
September 18

 

Pearl
Jam Twenty

Tuesday,
September 20 (part of the national premiere)

 

Tom
Dowd & The Language of Music    

Friday,
September 23 & Saturday, September 24

 

The
Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry

Friday,
September 30 & Saturday, October 1

 

Don’t
Look Back

(Bob Dylan)

Friday,
October 7 & Saturday, October 8

 

The
Wonder Year

(9th Wonder)

Friday,
October 14 & Saturday, October 15

 

Everyday
Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

Friday,
October 21 & Saturday, October 22

 

Standing
in the Shadows of Motown

Friday,
October 28 & Saturday, October 29

 

Shine
A Light

(The Rolling
Stones)

Friday,
November 11 & Saturday, November 12

 

The
Swell Season

Friday,
November 18 & Saturday, November 19

 

 

 

About a/perture

 

a/perture
cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North
Carolina. Screening a mix of independent, foreign,
documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters, a/perture has
evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the traditional freshly popped popcorn,
candy and coca-cola beverages, a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer
and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries.  Plenty of parking is available in the
surrounding downtown area, both on street and in the Cherry/Marshall parking
deck adjacent to the cinema.  a/perture
brings back the intimate movie-going experience of yesteryear and serves as a
modern, unique alternative to giant chain cineplexes. For more information,
please visit http://www.aperturecinema.com/.

 

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