Doc Lands Documentary Film Festival

The Show's The Thing: The Legendary Promoters Of Rock

CineArts at Sequoia
25 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
United States

Event Description:

Join Doc Lands on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 PM for the California premiere of The Show's The Thing: The Legendary Promoters Of Rock.

In Person: Directors Molly Bernstein & Philip Dolin and Film Subjects Jerry Pompili & Danny Scher

Pulling back the curtain on the unforgettable live shows of the ‘60s and ‘70s that came to define our collective musical memories, The Show’s the Thing reveals how a ragtag group of promoters virtually invented rock and roll. Bringing this untold story to life, directors Molly Bernstein and Philip Dolin introduce us to such larger-than-life personalities as kingpins Frank Barsalona and Bay Area legend Bill Graham. Colorful interviews with the promoters themselves and with the musicians whose careers would not have existed without them—including Carlos Santana, Jon Bon Jovi, and Bob Geldof—combine with a rich trove of archival material and a terrific selection of music from The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, David Bowie, and many more.

About Doc Lands:

Presented by The California Film Institute Doc Lands Documentary Film Festival running May 2nd through May 5th brings compelling stories and the provocative insights behind them to Marin County Films that lift our spirits, transport us outdoors to truly appreciate compel to save and conserve our environment And films to engage and spark action globally. Watch, Wonder, and get involved for more info visit