|Mods & Rockers 2003: More Groovy Movies From
The Shag-A-Delic Sixties!
"Are you a Mod or a Rocker?" a female
reporter quizzed Beatle Ringo Starr in A HARD DAYS NIGHT. His famous response
"Im a Mocker" neatly summed up the cocky, carefree spirit of the
1960s, when every teenager with pegged pants and a shag (haircut, that is) started
his weekend with "Ready, Steady, Go!" and droves of dollybirds in Twiggy/Suzy
Kendall gear roamed the swinging streets of London. Our 5th Annual Mods &
Rockers Series kicks off with D.A. Pennebakers documentary of the landmark 1967
Monterey Pop Festival, followed by a Q&A with Fest co-organizers Michelle
Phillips of the Mamas & The Papas and Lou Adler. Highlights of this
years program include in-person Tributes to musician/actress Nancy Sinatra
(THE WILD ANGELS), actress Leigh Taylor-Young (I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS) and
director Roger Corman (THE TRIP). Other gems include the L.A. Premiere of a new
documentary on influential British singer/songwriter Nick Drake; and 1960s
ultra-rarities like THE MODEL SHOP, JOANNA, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT and PRAISE MARX
AND PASS THE AMMUNITION - !!
For insanely detailed information about the Festival, go to Martin
THE FIFTH ANNUAL MODS & ROCKERS ENGLISH TEA PARTY!
Saturday July 5, 2003
The Knitting Factory
1st Floor Galaxy Center
7021 Hollywood Boulevard
(corner: Hollywood & Sycamore
1 block East of La Brea)
Ages: No age restrictions. Kids welcome!
This English Tea Party celebrates the FIFTH of July known to
the British as CO-Dependence Day! A celebration of how the British and the Americans were
co-dependent on each other in the creation of 1960s music and films - and today are
united in their love of the fun pop culture of the Mods & Rockers era.
Costume contest at 2:45 PM. Giveaways from the
Virgin Mega Store; Mod hair and make-up make-overs!
No-Host Food & Drink: Fun British 60s menu and British
& American beers and hard cider at bar prices.
Music: Live classic 60s hits from all-star band THE
SHAGADELICS. Special guests already confirmed include:
Note: Jackie Lomax (one of the first artists signed by the Beatles to
their Apple label) will perform a special Tribute To George Harrison. For the first time
in over 30 years he will give a live performance of the song that George Harrison
specially wrote for him and produced
"Sour Milk Sea" one of the first records released
by Apple. Spencer Davis and Gordon Waller will perform Spencer Davis Group and Peter &
Gordon hits respectively.
MODS & ROCKERS FILM FESTIVAL CLUBHOUSE!!!
To celebrate its 5th year in existence the Mods & Rockers
Film Festival is excited to announce that there will now be a Mods & Rockers Clubhouse
where festival-goers can immerse themselves in the 1960s vibe on a nightly
basis! Admission will be FREE! And open to all ages. (No restrictions on kids.) The
Clubhouse will be in a special dedicated area of popular rock club The Knitting
Factory situated on the 1st floor of The Galaxy Center at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.
(One block east of La Brea on the corner of Hollywood & Sycamore). The Knitting
Factory is located just two short blocks from the festival theatre Graumans
The Clubhouse will be open 6pm-2am every night of the festival
(except Friday July 4th) There will be DJs spinning sixties sounds, fashion contests,
visits from 60s stars appearing at the film festival. There will also be a special
Mods & Rockers Clubhouse Menu offering British Mod food such as "Bangers &
Mash!" "Fish n Chips" "Cucumber Sandwiches" and
"Tea & Scones" Together with an array of British & American beers
and British hard cider.
Thursday, July 3 7:30 PM
Festival Opening Night: Michelle Phillips and Lou
Adler In Person!!
MONTEREY POP, 1968, Cowboy
Pictures, 78 min. Dir. D.A. Pennebaker. Widely considered the high-water mark of
the 1960s West Coast music scene, the Monterey Pop Festival was the brainchild of
the Mamas & Papas John Phillips and Michelle Phillips and producer Lou Adler,
and featured stunning performances by Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Simon &
Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Country Joe & The Fish and
Ravi Shankar. Standout moments: Jimi Hendrixs epochal "Wild
Thing," and Janis Joplins take-no-prisoners "Ball &
Chain." The 1969 Woodstock Festival and subsequent movie were directly inspired by
this pioneering event and its groundbreaking film both now belatedly enjoying their
rightful places in rock history.
DONT LOOK BACK,
1967, Cowboy Pictures, 96 min. The young Bob Dylan -- scathingly brilliant,
arrogant, rude, witty is followed by doc filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker on his
triumphant concert tour of England in 1965, accompanied by legendary manager, Albert
Grossman, folk singer Joan Baez, various groupies, journalists and hangers-on in a
no-holds-barred, thrilling, landmark of a documentary. With Donovan, John Mayall, Alan
Price, Allen Ginsburg, Marianne Faithfull, Bobby Neuwirth. Discussion between films with musician/Monterey Pop Festival
organizer Michelle Phillips; Rodger Daltrey, Jack Cassady (Jefferson Airplane).
Producer/Monterey Pop Festival organizer Lou Adler will not be attending as was previously
announced (schedules permitting).
Friday, July 4 7:30 PM
Celebrate American Independence Day with Independent
Get Super-Marionated on July 4th!!
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, 1966,
MGM/UA, 93 min. Dir. David Lane. Gerry and Sylvia Andersons hit TV series
"Thunderbirds Are Go!" virtually defined the Mod/Sci-Fi look, with its sleek
silver space-craft and cheeky dialogue ("Thats F-A-B!"). This the
first of two stunning THUNDERBIRDS features shot in "SuperMarionation
CinemaScope" features our heroic puppets blasting off into space, where they
collide with marionettes of Cliff Richard & The Shadows (portraying their own
future children!) singing the hit theme song.
THUNDERBIRD SIX, 1968, MGM/UA,
89 min. Dir. David Lane. The daring International Rescue Team and their squadron of
futuristic airships are back, battling the villainous Black Phantom and his cohorts. With
a far-out soundtrack by series composer Barry Gray.
Plus, an extra special treat: "The Dave Clark Five Newsreel," 1964, 10 min., an
ultra-rare glimpse at the boys behind "Glad All Over" and "Bits &
Saturday, July 5 1:00 - 4:00 PM
English Tea Party - Free at the Knitting Factory.
Details click here.
Saturday, July 5 5:00 PM Free
Music Event in Egyptian Courtyard
CHOIR OF 50 SCHOOLKIDS PERFORM CHORAL VERSIONS OF
THE BEATLES, BEACH BOYS AND NANCY SINATRA!
Renowned multi-racial schoolkid choir The Singing Angels
established 40 years ago in Cleveland will perform a choral salute to the
music of the 1960s. They will perform a 20 minute program of songs from the
1960s - free-of-charge - in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre. This will take
place immediately before the festivals salute to Nancy Sinatra which starts
at 5:30pm on Saturday July 5th.
Saturday, July 5 5:30 PM
Nancy Sinatra Tribute In Person!
"MOVIN WITH NANCY,"
1967, Boots Ent., 60 min. Dir. Jack Haley Jr. This fabulous late 60s TV special
captures Nancy Sinatra at her Mod best, wearing a succession of jawdropping
fashions (the yellow cowboy hat! the pink go-go boots!!) as she delivers rockin
versions of "Sugar Town," "Fridays Child" and other hits.
Highlights include her duets with Lee Hazlewood on the classic "Some Velvet
Morning," Sammy Davis Jr. on "Whatd I Say" and her "fairy
god uncle" Dean Martin on "Things" - !
New 35 mm. Print!! THE WILD ANGELS,
1966, MGM/UA, 93 min. Dir. Roger Corman. THE WILD ANGELS was the the anarchic
pioneer that fostered a new exploitation genre: the biker film. Hot-tempered pack leader
Heavenly Blues (Peter Fonda) has no respect for straight society and goes about
proving it, spearheading a freewheeling odyssey of mayhem on the highways of the great
Southwest. Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and Michael J. Pollard join
him on his journey of perpetual rebellion. With music by Davie Allan & The Arrows and
Mike Curb. This is the first new print of THE WILD ANGELS in many, many years, so
dont miss it!! Discussion following with actress and
musician Nancy Sinatra (schedule permitting).
Saturday, July 5 9:30 PM
Mod Rarities Double Feature:
JOANNA, 1968, 20th Century
Fox, 108 min. A long-lost Mod gem from British director (and former teen heart-throb
singer) Michael Sarne (MYRA BRECKINRIDGE), JOANNA stars the irresistible Genevieve
Waite as a free-spirited art student in Carnaby Street London who floats from one mad
love affair to another like a butterfly until she meets dying aristocrat Donald
Sutherland (in an amazing, underrated performance.) With a lovely, melancholy score by
the great Rod McKuen. Since JOANNA is unavailable here in any form, weve
brought this ultra-rare print in from the British Film Institute, just for this showing!!
New 35 mm. Print! THE MODEL SHOP, 1969,
Columbia, 95 min. Famed French New Wave director Jacques Demy (THE UMBRELLAS OF
CHERBOURG) and his LOLA star, the stunning Anouk Aimée, re-teamed for this
dreamlike and very psychedelic portrait of Los Angeles in the late 1960s. Aimée
reprises her role as "Lola," with Gary Lockwood (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY)
as a young Angeleno who follows her tantalizing image across the city, until they finally
meet at the enigmatic Model Shop. With a superb original score by Spirit. Only briefly
seen on its original release, and impossible to find nowadays (its never been
available on video), MODEL SHOP has been gloriously restored in a sparkling new 35 mm.
print by Sony Pictures dont miss it!! Discussion following JOANNA with actress Glenna Jackson & composer Rod
Sunday, July 6 1:30 PM
BATMAN, 1966, 20th Century
Fox/Criterion, 105 min. Dir. Leslie Martinson. The "Batman" TV show was the Pop
Art epitome of self-aware 60s camp. It was so successful it spawned this feature
length opus, bringing to the big screen more tongue-in-cheek antics from Batman (Adam
West) and Robin (Burt Ward) as they battle a villainous alliance of The Penguin
(Burgess Meredith), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin)
and The Catwoman (Lee Meriwether). Soundtrack by Nelson Riddle. Join us for this
live-action comic book extravaganza!! Discussion following with
actress Lee Meriwether (schedule permitting).
Sunday, July 6 4:00 PM
A Salute to Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees:
Join us for a special memorial salute to the late Maurice Gibb
(1949 2003) of the Bee Gees, one of the most talented songwriters and performers of
the past four decades, who sadly passed away in January. We'll be screening two of the Bee
Gees' most rarely-seen film projects:
1968, 56 min. Never before screened in the U.S., "Cucumber Castle" was created
by Maurice and Barry Gibb as a late 60s British TV special
Gees' equivalent of "Magical Mystery Tour." The show evolved into a
medieval/psychedelic musical lark written by and starring the brothers, with a truly
hallucinogenic cast including Vincent Price, Spike Milligan, Lulu and Eleanor Bron
- with cameos from Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Donovan and Marianne Faithfull.
It also features the only known TV performance by rocks first-ever supergroup: Blind
Faith. The show reflects Maurice Gibbs role as the court jester of the Bee Gees.
Directed by Hugh Gladwish (THE GHOST GOES GEAR) and produced by Robert Stigwood.
MELODY (aka S.W.A.L.K.), 1970, 106 min.
Dir. Warris Hussein. Maurice and Barry Gibb were commissioned by producer David
Puttnam to provide the soundtrack for this long-lost gem -- scripted by Alan Parker --
that re-united young actors Mark Lester and Jack Wild (co-stars of OLIVER!)
in a story about pre-teen pals at a British school. The plot takes a very novel twist when
10-year-old Lester falls in love with 10-year-old Melody (Tracy Hyde) - and the two
youngsters decide not to wait until they're older to get married! Maurice Gibb became
closely involved in the music for the film and remained very proud of his contribution to
the score. (Please note that the only available print of MELODY is faded. Because of its
extreme rarity, we're including it in the Festival.)
Sunday, July 6 7:15 PM
New 35 mm. Print! JANIS, 1974, Universal,
96 min. Arguably the greatest female rock singer of her generation, Texas-born Janis
Joplin invested her records and concert performances with a ferocious, heartbreaking
intensity, before her tragic death from a drug overdose in 1970. Director Howard
Alks excellent portrait of Joplin (made with her familys cooperation) features
volcanic concert footage of her from 1966 1970, performing "Ball And
Chain," "Piece Of My Heart," "Tell Mama" and other classics.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT,
1968, Cerberus/Natoma Prod., 75 min. Dir. Barry Feinstein. This insanely-rare 60s
artifact is a stream-of-acidness portrait of Haight Ashbury and the Summer of Love,
featuring footage of Paul Butterfield, David Crosby, Tiny Tim, Peter Yarrow and
local San Francisco icons Super Nun Sister, Immaculata Baby and legendary pot dealer Super
Spade (who was murdered before the film was released). With music by Electric Flag, Frank
Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and others. Please note that this, the only
surviving 35 mm. print of the complete, uncut version of YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, is faded.
Because of its extreme rarity and grooviness! were including it in the
Festival. Barry McGuire (musician
featured in the film) will introduce YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT and play the guitar. Actress Sharmagne
Leland-St. John will appear as
well, subject to her availability.
Wednesday, July 9 7:30 PM
TO SIR, WITH LOVE, 1966,
Columbia, 105 min. Dir. James Clavell. Teacher Sidney Poitier gives heartfelt
lessons in "survival training for life" to a class of rebellious working class
London teens, including hot-tempered Christian Roberts, love-struck Judy Geeson,
and dollybird supremes Suzy Kendall and Lulu (who sang the smash theme song
to the film). Look for The Mindbenders casually performing their #1 hit "A Groovy
Kind Of Love" at a local school hop for a handful of kids!
KALEIDOSCOPE, 1966, Warner Bros.,
103 min. Dir. Jack Smight. Master gambler Warren Beatty figures out a fool-proof
way to mark cards at Europes major casinos, but his affair with swinging Susannah
York inadvertently brings him to the attention of Yorks dad, Scotland Yard
inspector Clive Revill. Revills willing to look the other way, but only if Beatty
helps him trap ruthless international drug dealer Eric Porter a proposition that
proves even more dangerous than Beattys gambling scam! A glittering, fast- moving
Mod thriller with a sterling cast. TO SIR WITH LOVE actors Judy
Geeson and Michael Des Barres will speak between screenings.
Thursday, July 10 7:00 PM
A SKIN TOO FEW:
THE DAYS OF NICK DRAKE, 2002, Roxie Releasing, 48 min. Over the course of three
introspective and hauntingly beautiful albums in the early 1970s, British
singer/songwriter Nick Drake built a small but loyal following; now, nearly three
decades after his tragically early death, Drake is widely considered one of the most
important and influential musicians of his era. Director Jeroen Berkvens
documentary features interviews with legendary producer Joe Boyd (of Fairport Convention
and 10,000 Maniacs), Drakes sister Gabrielle, and a wealth of unseen photographs and
correspondence from the brilliantly gifted musician. Discussion
following with Drake colleague John Altman.
Plus, BE GLAD FOR
THE SONG HAS NO ENDING, 1969, 50 min. Dir. Peter Neal. Much-loved British
prog-folk-rock ensemble The Incredible String Band counted the Beatles, the Stones,
the Who and Led Zeppelin among their most ardent admirers. Between 1966 and 1974, their
exhilaratingly-eclectic fusion of rock, folk, Eastern psychedelia and other styles
influenced all of the above artists and more. The ultra-rare BE GLAD FOR THE SONG HAS NO
ENDING (screened in our 2000 Mods & Rockers Series) blended a diverse range of styles,
including dance, mime, vaudeville and hippie home movie, into a magical mystery
Thursday, July 10 9:15 PM
Director Jim McBride In Person!
DAVID HOLZMANS DIARY,
1968, Direct Cinema, 74 min. "Bring yourself into focus, expose yourself,"
proclaims the cinema-obsessed hero (L.M. Kit Carson) of DAVID HOLZMANS DIARY,
as he attempts to record as much of his life as possible on film. Part documentary, part
fiction, director Jim McBrides landmark independent film captured the chaotic
counter-culture spirit of the late 1960s like few other movies; in 1991, it was
entered into the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Discussion
following with director Jim McBride (schedule permitting).
Friday, July 11 7:30 PM
Leigh Taylor-Young Tribute In Person!
I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS,
1968, Warner Bros., 93 min. Dir. Hy Averback. Henpecked lawyer Harold Fine (Peter
Sellers) is vaguely dissatisfied with his mediocre life but isnt really sure why
-- until he meets and falls in love with hippie Leigh Taylor-Young. Its down
the rabbit-hole from there as Sellers opts for the psychedelic bohemian lifestyle, defying
shrill fiancee Joyce Van Patten and overbearing mom Jo Van Fleet. The sequence
where Sellers family is slipped pot brownies is one of many priceless scenes in this
60s comic gem. With music by the legendary Elmer Bernstein.
THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN, 1970,
Columbia, 95 min. One of the breakout re-discoveries of last years Mods &
Rockers Fest is back for an encore screening, in a newly restored print courtesy of
Columbia Pictures! A lovely, melancholy little gem about lost love and fleeting
friendships from director Robert Ellis Miller (THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER), THE
BUTTERCUP CHAIN stars 60s icon Jane Asher (DEEP END) and Hywel Bennett (THE
FAMILY WAY) as a pair of cousins in Swinging London who ensnare American free spirit Leigh
Taylor-Young (at her Mod best) and Scandinavian hunk Sven-Bertil Taube into their
rondelay of bed-hopping. Barely released in the U.S. in 1970, and unseen for over 30
years, THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN is a wistful, pastel-colored and patchouli-scented time capsule
of an era when Love Was All Around. There will be a discussion
after I LOVE YOU ALICE B. TOKLAS with actress Leigh Taylor-Young and screenwriter Paul
Mazursky. Discussion following THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN with actress Leigh Taylor-Young and
director Robert Ellis Miller and producer Philip Waddilove (schedules permitting).
Saturday, July 12 4:00 4:30 PM
Join us for a booksigning with author and radio
deejay Hal Lifson of his new book Hal Lifsons
1966! A Personal View of the Coolest Year in Pop Culture History, in Egyptian Theatre
Saturday, July 12 5:00 PM
Roger Corman Tribute In Person!!
THE TRIP, 1967, MGM/UA, 85 min. Dir. Roger
Corman. Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern and Susan Strasberg star in this Jack
Nicholson-scripted story of a burned-out TV commercial director who takes the ultimate
acid trip. American International Pictures changed the ending without Cormans
approval to suggest a more anti-drug stance; still, the film captures the Sunset Strip at
the height of lurid, frenzied glory. Music by The Electric Flag.
GAS-S-S-S, 1970, MGM/UA, 79 min.
Exploitation studio American-International found GAS-S-S-S even more disturbing than
director Roger Cormans THE TRIP and THE WILD ANGELS, so they actually recut
it, the straw that broke the camels back as far as Cormans continuing
partnership with them. Even in its edited form, it retains a charmingly strange,
subversive sense of humor all the way through. After an experimental gas escapes, killing
everyone over 25, six young hippies (amongst them Bud Cort, Cindy Williams, Ben Vereen,
Talia Shire) go on the run in New Mexico trying to find a fabled commune. Music by
Country Joe McDonald. Discussion following films with director
Roger Corman (schedule permitting).
Saturday, July 12 9:00 PM
A Salute to James Coburn:
OUR MAN FLINT, 1966, 20th
Century Fox, 107 min. Dir. Daniel Mann. Lean, mean loving machine Derek Flint (James
Coburn) takes on the evil boys at GALAXY in a struggle for world domination and a good
recipe for bouillabaisse. Essential Swinging 60s equipment here: a cigarette lighter
with 83 different functions. With Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, and a terrific, super-spy score
by composer Jerry Goldsmith.
THE PRESIDENTS ANALYST,
1967, Paramount, 104 min. Dir. Theodore J. Flicker. Very hip, idealistic psychoanalyst
James Coburn is selected as the man to listen to the President of the U.S.A.s
troubles -- but is soon so stressed that he quits, becoming the target of every security
agency in the world. While on the run, his encounters run the gamut from a terrifyingly
"normal" family (with a very amusing William Daniels as Dad), to Jill
Banners hedonistic hippie commune. A smart, hilarious satire, even more timely
today, that takes on government, gun control, loss of privacy and the telephone company!
With Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden.
Sunday, July 13 2:00 3:30 PM
TURN OFF YOUR MIND! Free Talk/Reading & Booksigning with Gary Lachman
Free talk and reading with author and musician Gary Lachman (aka
Gary Valentine of Blondie and Iggy Pop fame), in connection with his new book, Turn Off
Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius. Followed by a
booksigning in the Lobby.
[In the Steven Spielberg Theatre. There is no
admission charge for this event.]
Sunday, July 13 4:00 PM
U.S. Premiere of Two Cult British Counter-Culture
WHOLLY COMMUNION, 1965,
Contemporary Films, 33 min. In June, 1965, American Beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Gregory
Corso, Lawrence Felinghetti and others gave a landmark poetry reading/happening at
Britains Royal Albert Hall in front of 7,000 ecstatic Londoners; the event is often
cited as the beginning of the Psychedelic counter-culture movement in England. Never
before seen in the U.S., WHOLLY COMMUNION is director Peter (TONITE LETS ALL MAKE
LOVE IN LONDON) Whiteheads portrait of this epochal happening.
PRAISE MARX AND PASS THE AMMUNITION,
1970, Contemporary Films, 90 min. Dir. Maurice Hatton. Another ultra-rarity from the U.K.,
PRAISE MARX follows the amorous adventures of a young revolutionary (played by John
Thaw, best known for British cop TV series like "Inspector Morse" and
"The Sweeney"), who uses his radical politics to get women into bed with him
until hes kidnapped by fellow party members and put on trial for betraying
the Revolution!! Never before screened in the U.S., this Godard-influenced oddity features
music by noted silent film composer Carl Davis, who appears as a character in the
film trying to write catchy pop songs about Trotsky!
Sunday, July 13 6:45 PM
1969, MGM/UA, 111 min. Arlo Guthries 18 minute FM radio hit, inspired by
run-ins with New England law enforcement and his local draft board, becomes a
freewheeling, spontaneous odyssey under Arthur Penns direction. Charmingly
off-the-cuff and episodic, the film follows Arlos adventures with his commune
comrades, including Mari-Chan (Tina Chen), addict Shelley (Michael McClanathan), and
slightly older bohemians, sensible Alice (Pat Quinn) and rabelasian Ray (James Broderick).
Be sure to catch Arlo visiting dad Woody (Joseph Boley) in the hospital and, along with
the real Pete Seeger, serenading him with the "Car, Car Song." A wistful, funny
depiction of the ups-and-downs of the hippie lifestyle. Discussion
following with actress Patricia Quinn.
TAKING OFF, 1971, Universal, 93 min.
Director Milos Formans first American film is a warm and hilariously
subversive comedy about parents trying to cope with their runaway children. The focus is
on bewildered Buck Henry and Lynne Carlin as they try to deal with daughter
Linnea Hancocks flight to Greenwich Village hippie life -- and end up expanding
their consciousness as much as she does! With Tony Harvey, Georgia Engel, and music by the
Incredible String Band.
Tuesday, July 15 7:30 PM
Attention Fans of the Turtles and Flo & Eddie!!!
MY DINNER WITH JIMI, 2003,
Fallout Films/Rhino Ent., 90 min. Dir. Bill Fishman. With Justin Henry, Royale Watkins,
George Wendt. Scripted by the Turtles lead singer Howard Kaylan (later of
Mothers of Invention and Flo & Eddie fame), the sweet, cartoonish MY DINNER WITH JIMI
depicts the true story of Kaylan and his bandmates as they stumble into international fame
following the mega-success of "Happy Together." On their first-ever night in
London, they encounter the cream of British rock royalty: the Beatles, Brian Jones, Graham
Nash, Donovan and a brace of Moody Blues. Kaylan winds up sharing a revelatory late-night
dinner with the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Discussion following with
musician and screenwriter Howard Kaylan, actor Justin Henry, director Bill Fishman and
producer Harold Bronson (schedules permitting).
Tuesday, July 15 10:00 PM
Closing Night Party at
the Knitting Factory - FREE Admission
FROM TOP 60s TRIBUTE BAND THE MOCKERS!
Including tribute to the Turtles!
To bring the 5th Annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival to a
swinging finale there will be a FREE concert of great 60s music at The
Knitting Factory. Live music from top 60s tribute band The Mockers!
And since the closing film of the festival (earlier in the evening)
is the Los Angeles premiere of the brand-new film written by Howard Kaylan of The Turtles
about the experiences of the Turtles in swingin London in 1967 (including encounters
with The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Donovan and Jimi Hendrix) The Mockers will
perform a special tribute to the Turtles. With Turtles lead singer Howard Kaylan in
attendance for the premiere of his film anything might happen!!!
NOTE: The Mockers were the "core" of this year's
line-up of The Shagadelics who performed at the festival's annual English Tea Party on
July 4th weekend. Stars who lined-up to play with the Mockers included:
Spencer Davis, Gordon Waller, Jackie Lomax and Jack Casady of
The Knitting Factory (7021 Hollywood Blvd. 1 block
east of La Brea)