Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Indie Memphis Summer Concert Film Series: You Pick the Finale

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM

The summer concert film series sponsored by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell is bringing a classic concert film to the big screen in Overton Park each Friday through mid-August. This week's selection is Gimme Shelter, the Maysles' brothers document of the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour, including the tragic Altamont date, where a concert attendee was killed by one of the Hells' Angels hired to provide security.

The series concludes on August 12th, and you get to help choose the final film. As a co-sponsor of the event, the Flyer is hosting an open vote to determine the final film, featuring the following nine options:

The options:

Awesome, I ... Shot That (2006): A 2004 Beastie Boys concert at Madison Square Garden, edited from footage shot by fans.

Down From the Mountain (2000): A concert based on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, featuring Ralph Stanely, Emmylou Harris, and Alison Krauss.

Festival Express (2003): Documents a 1970 tour in which several prominent artists — Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy — traveled across Canada by train.

The Song Remains the Same (1976): Led Zeppelin live at Madison Square Garden.

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009): The recent documentary about Jackson's preparations for a series of London shows.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006): Director Jonathan Demme crafts a concert film from two performances by Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, on his Prairie Wind tour.

Wattstax (1973): Memphis' Stax Records puts on a massive show in Los Angeles, featuring Isaac Hayes and Rufus Thomas practicing crowd control.

Woodstock (1970): The time-capsule worthy portrait of the historic 1969 concert.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1973): Director D.A. Pennebaker captures David Bowie's final concert from his Ziggy Stardust period.

You can vote here for the final film in the series. The vote will be open through August 5th, with the results announced at that night's film.

VOTE HERE

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