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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
01/03/2018

Reel Music 35: Complete festival lineup!

Northwest Film Center's annual orgy of music documentaries! January 12-30. Find your favorites here.

Northwest Film Center's Reel Music festivals are always fabulous. This year's (number 35) is no exception.

OMN is also always happy to be a media sponsor. We'll be previewing several of them.

Here's the lineup!

Fri, Jan 12

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck

For many the ultimate guitar hero, Eric Clapton is one of the most iconic figures in music and one of 

Sat, Jan 13

Straight into a Storm—Deer Tick

Directed by William Miller

Straight Into A Storm centers on Deer Tick's 10th anniversary run in New York City. It is a portrait of a 

Sun, Jan 14

Chavela

Directed by Catherine GundDaresha Kyi

Chavela is a vivid salute to the wild, unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican 

Sun, Jan 14

Itzhak

Directed by Alison Chernick

Israeli conductor and musician Itzhak Perlman, widely considered to be the greatest living violinist, takes us on a journey through 

Mon, Jan 15

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Directed by Mika Kaurismäki

Miriam Makeba’s (1932–2008) music was anchored in her traditional South African roots. With her unique blend of Afro-pop, world music, 

Thu, Jan 18

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Directed by Emma Franz

Franz’s affectionate salute to archetype guitar hero Bill Frisell provides an overdue immersion into the creative world of one of 

Thu, Jan 18

Reel Music: Northwest Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

Join us as we present a new installment of our annual showcase of great new music videos made by filmmakers 

Fri, Jan 19

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead

Directed by Amir Bar-Levy

Whether you are a dedicated Deadhead or not, Bar-Levy’s absorbing, inspiring film offers rewards for any student of rock music, 

Sat, Jan 20

The Last Hot Lick

Directed by Mahalia Cohen

Jack Willits is “The Last Hot Lick,” a pushing-70 musician on a never-ending tour of small gigs in Eastern Oregon. 

Sun, Jan 21

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

Directed by Don McGlynn

“I am Charles Mingus, half black man, half yellow man. . . I play jazz, I am a Negro,” declares 

Sun, Jan 21

Trouble No More

Directed by Jennifer Lebeau

Trouble No More showcases Bob Dylan’s creative and spiritual mindset during his “born again” gospel era, which generated three of 

Tue, Jan 23

Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Directed by Sam Pollard

Singer, dancer, and actor; “Rat Pack” legend; civil rights activist; Jewish convert; and Nixon supporter—the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. 

Thu, Jan 25

The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Directed by Joe Lauro

From New Orleans to Blueberry Hill, the teaming of Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. and Dave Bartholomew is remembered as a 

Fri, Jan 26

Voices of Light The Passion of Joan of Arc

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

One of the most elemental and stunning silent films in world cinema, Dreyer’s examination of the trial of Joan of 

Sat, Jan 27

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Directed by Lucy Walker

Wim Wenders’s Buena Vista Social Club (1999) introduced a wide new audience to the marvels of son cubano musicians and 

Sat, Jan 27

Mr. Handy’s Blues

Directed by Joanna Fish

Known as the father of the blues, W.C. Handy (1873–1958) began his career as a minstrel, and ended it as 

Tue, Jan 30

A Life in Waves

Directed by Brett Whitcomb

A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest 

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