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Music can make toes tap, senses weep, wars end, and it can even make movies movies. Today’s side deal combines film with music to make music films at the Reel Music Festival at the Northwest Film Center, where $4 gets you entrance to the viewing of a movie that shows how music lives and breathes in the real world. Catch a flick from a full schedule of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday screenings from January 22 through February 7. Delve through the documentary realms of jazz, rock, reggae, bluegrass, and more through visual music telling.
The vast variety of music and the dedicated directors who capture it on film offer something for every taste. Browse the festival’s schedule of viewings for shows such as Bob Marley: Exodus 77 on Friday, January 29, at 9 p.m., which goes into the history of one of the most influential albums ever recorded, All Tomorrow’s Parties on Friday, January 22, at 9 p.m., which takes a look at its festival namesake through the eyes of more than 200 filmmakers, and David Byrne’s True Stories on Saturday, February 6, at 7 p.m., in which the former Talking Head plays an anonymous cowboy in a fictional Texas town graced by the country singing talents of John Goodman. Each ticket gets you admission to one screening, but if there are two movies playing on the night you attend, you can take in a double feature buy paying an additional $2 to the theater.
The Oregonian says this of Neil Young Trunk Show, which played earlier in the month: > * Not screened for the press, but consider that this record of Young’s 2007-08 tour was made by Jonathan Demme, whose previous collaboration with the rock icon, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, is one of the best documentaries on any subject in the past decade. Consider also that that tour, marked by a riveting acoustic section and unusual song choices and arrangements, was one of Young’s most inspired in many years. Let’s go out on a limb and reckon this will be one of Reel Music’s highlights. – Stan Hall, The Oregonian
The Portland Mercury praised last year’s festival, saying: > * …there’s something for everyone, and more than a few curveballs among the 30 films, many of which are incredibly difficult to find anywhere else… – Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury