Music features in films and live screenings at QUAD

QUAD in Derby has a great selection of films coming up for music lovers on their line-up including a new documentary about music icon Grace Jones and a Buster Keaton double bill with live musical score.

The full list of films are:

  • England Is Mine takes audiences back to 1970s Manchester, where Steven Morrissey (Jack Lowden), an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence. With dreams of a successful music career being dampened by his run-of-the-mill job at the local tax office, Steven finds solace in the city’s underground gig scene where he meets Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findley – Downton Abbey), an intelligent, self-assured artist – who encourages him to make his ideas of superstardom a reality. England Is Mine (15) screens at QUAD from Friday 4th to Thursday 17th August. Tickets are £8.20, or £7 concessions. http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/england-is-mine–15-.aspx
  • Song To Song is set against the back drop of the Austin music scene, following two couples and their intertangled lives. Struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) are drawn into the world of music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress (Natalie Portman) he has seduced. Song To Song (15) screens at QUAD from Sunday 13th to Wednesday 16th August. Tickets are £8.20, or £7 concessions. http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/song-to-song–15-.aspx

  • 45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films compliment selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David’s career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including ‘One Of These Days’ the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show. Both concerts also saw performances of ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ from ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, which are rarely played, plus tracks from recent albums as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’. David Gilmour Live At Pompeii (cert tbc) screens at QUAD on Wednesday 13th September at 8:00pm. Tickets are £15, or £13 concessions. http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/live-event/david-gilmour-live-at-pompeii.aspx
  • The End Of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal – Black Sabbath. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour ever. They performed generation-spanning songs that have defined a genre in front of a sold-out arena and, in exclusive interviews, the band themselves tell it how they lived it. After half a century, this is your chance to hear the final word from the greatest metal band of all time. Black Sabbath: The End Of The End screens in QUAD on Thursday 28th September at 8:30pm, tickets are £12, or £10 concessions. QUAD DJ’s will be playing some of the best Black Sabbath tracks in the QUAD Café bar from 7:00pm to get you in the mood before the screening.  http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/black-sabbath–the-end-of-the-end.aspx

  • Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami, Live With Friends is a one-off live screening event. Grace Jones and Friends Live is an evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film, following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, with legendary hits including Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm showcased in full. Larger than life, bordering on cartoon, wild, scary and androgynous, Grace Jones plays all these parts. Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami: Live With Friends takes place in QUAD on Wednesday 25th October at 7:15pm, tickets are £13, or £11 concessions. http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/grace-jones–bloodlight–and–bami-%E2%80%93-live-with-friends.aspx

 

1924: American comedian Buster Keaton (1895-1966) armed with only a magnifying glass and a copy of ‘How To Be A Detective’ hopes to become a great detective in the film ‘Sherlock Junior’.

  • Finally, in October a Buster Keaton double bill will be shown with Live Musical Accompaniment. The critically acclaimed three-piece ensemble HarmonieBand return to QUAD to perform a live score to two of Buster Keaton’s finest, and funniest, films, Sherlock Jr and One Week. In the short film One Week, the newly wed Buster Keaton receives a flat pack house for his wedding. When a love rival sabotages the instructions, Buster ends up constructing a truly unique building (that in a certain light resembles QUAD!). In Sherlock Jr Buster takes on the role of a film projectionist who longs to be a detective, and when a rival frames him for stealing his girlfriend’s watch, he puts his skills to the test to clear his name. Sherlock Jr + One Week with Live Musical Accompaniment (PG) takes place in QUAD on Saturday 14th October at 7:00pm, tickets are £15, or £13 concessions.

For more information call QUAD Box office on (01332) 290606 or see www.derbyquad.co.uk