Sound and Vision

 

It's not summer without our annual Sound & Vision series!

Join us for lyrical documentaries and narratives from across the globe, spanning decades of filmmaking and myriad musical genres.

Sound & Vision runs through September 7, 2022. More titles to be announced soon!

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar’s Car Wash in Los Angeles, set to constant soundtrack of disco and funk. The sprawling ensemble cast includes Richard Pryor, Franklin Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Bill Nunn, George Carlin, the Pointer Sisters, and many more.
Wed, 8/17
From the colorful, celebratory sounds of Juju music to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa's most prominent musical movements. Oftentimes, their work formed the backdrop against which the nation blossomed and floundered. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country's halcyon years—and continued to endure when it faltered?
Wed, 8/24
Merging documentary and fiction, RUDE BOY follows roughneck Ray Gange as he drops his Soho sex-shop job to roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ’n’ roll band of the era, seen in this film at the dizzying peak of their powers. Uncut and restored in 4K.
Wed, 8/31
WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC follows the formations of Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s, W.I.T.C.H., and documents the life of its lead singer, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s. Through the resurrection of a music that was forgotten by many and unheard by most, the film explores the life of a former African rockstar, and the excitement around the rediscovery of his music by a new generation of Western fans.
Wed, 9/7