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CIMMpathy for The Stones: Celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones on film

big-cimmpathy for the stones the rolling stones film retrospectivePresented by ABKCO, Eagle Rock Entertainment & WXRT
 
CIMMpathy for The Stones is a major Rolling Stones retrospective which includes screenings of ten concert films and documentaries – two never before seen in Chicago – PLUS music videos and filmmaker Q&As.
 
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, April 19-21,
WHERE: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport.
TICKETS: Individual Event Tickets (listed below per program) & 3 DAY PASSES
 
SEE FULL PROGRAM SCHEDULE BELOW
 
ABKCO Films’ Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein will be in attendance for audience Q&As following a trio of critically acclaimed films. These are: The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965, documenting The Stones’ first professionally filmed concert; the lost holy grail of rock films The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (1968); and Albert Maysles’ Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! ABKCO Films’ Sympathy for the Devil, directed by auteur Jean-Luc Godard, also screens as part of the retrospective.
 
CIMMpathy for The Stones marks the Chicago premiere of the documentary Rolling Like a Stone (2005), which begins with a forgotten 1965 home movie of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones at an after-concert party in Sweden. Rolling Like a Stone won Best Music Documentary at the SilverDocs Film Festival. Also making its Chicago premiere is I Got the Blues in Austin, a visit with Austin’s legendary surviving blues artists with Mick’s brother Chris Jagger. Director Richard Jernigan and featured blues singer Lavelle White will be present for a Q&A.
 
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19th / 6:00 PM:
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Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago ’81

BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 

Chicago blues played a seminal role on the Stones early sound (so much so that they recorded at Chess Studios in 1964). On November 22, 1981, during their US tour, The Stones visited Chicago’s South Side to catch Muddy Waters performing at the legendary Checkerboard Lounge. Before long, Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Ian Stewart joined Muddy on stage, as did Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz.
 
 
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19th / 8:00PM
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The Rolling Stones Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland, 1965
(dirs. Mick Gochanour, Peter Whitehead)
+ Q&A with director Mick Gochanour and producer Robin Klein

BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 


Newly discovered, never-before-seen-footage has been woven into an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of early life on the road with The Stones. Shot just weeks after “Satisfaction” hit #1 on the charts, it features their first professionally filmed concert. Charlie is my Darling-Ireland 1965 captures the band before they became legend.
 
 
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19th / 9:45PM
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Stones in Exile

(dir. Stephen Kijak)

BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 

In the spring of 1971, The Rolling Stones reluctantly departed the UK to take up residence in France. Keith Richards settled in a villa, and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band’s masterpiece Exile on Main Street. Stones in Exile tells the story in the band’s own words and through extensive archive footage of their time away from England and the creation of this extraordinary double album, which many regard as the Rolling Stones’ finest achievement.
 

Playing with:
The Rolling Stones music Videos:
“Jumpin Jack Flash” (make up version); “Child Of The Moon”; “Have You Seen Your Mother Baby”; “We Love You”; “2000 Light Years From Home”
 
 
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SATURDAY, APRIL 20th / 2:00PM
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Some Girls – Live In Texas ’78
(dir. Lynn Lenau Calmes)

BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 


Shot on 16mm during The Rolling Stones’ 1978 US Tour, after the release of Some Girls, this tour film documents what many consider one of the very best Stones shows at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 18th, 1978. This is undeniably The Rolling Stones at the peak of their form.
 
 
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SATURDAY, APRIL 20th / 4:30PM
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Rolling Like a Stone / Chicago Premiere
(dirs. Stefan Berg, Magnus Gertten)
+ Q&A with director Magnus Gertten
BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 

The starting point for this film is an 8mm amateur home movie shot in 1965, where Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones attend an after-concert party with local musicians and pop fans. For some the party never ends. Immortalized by this forgotten home movie, the party-goers try – 40 years later – to make sense of these memories, and the eternal question of “What could have been?”
 
 
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SATURDAY, APRIL 20th / 6:15PM
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Sympathy for the Devil

(dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 


Jean-Luc Godard captures The Rolling Stones in the mist of producing their soon-to- become anthemic “Sympathy for the Devil,” in London’s Olympic recording studio. Beginning as a ballad, the track gradually acquires a pulsating groove. Juxtaposed against themes of revolution and democracy, the film is a brilliant portrait of the creative process at its most collaborative and arousing.
 
 
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SATURDAY, APRIL 20th / 8:15PM
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The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

(dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg)
+ Q&A with filmmakers Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein

BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 

Long considered the lost holy grail of rock films, this two-day event features circus fire-eaters, acrobats and clowns alongside extraordinary live performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, The Dirty Mac Band (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell), Yoko Ono and The Rolling Stones. As David Dalton so aptly put it, “For a brief moment, it seemed that rock ‘n’ roll would inherit the earth.”
+ Q&A with filmmakers Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein
 
 
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SUNDAY, APRIL 21 / 2:00PM
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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
(dir. Rollin Binzer)
BUY TICKET – $10/ BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 

The legendary Rolling Stones concert film shot over four nights in Texas during the Exile on Main Street tour in 1972. This is one of the finest Rolling Stones concerts ever captured on film
 
 
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SUNDAY, APRIL 21 / 4:00PM
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I Got the Blues in Austin / Chicago Premiere

(dir. Richard Jernigan)
+ Q&A with Richard Jernigan & Lavelle White
BUY TICKET – $10 / BUY 3-DAY PASS – $40
 

As The Rolling Stones prepare to play Austin, Chris Jagger, broadcaster and brother of the legendary Mick, joins local radio host John Peyton and visits Austin’s legendary surviving blues artists, including: the late Pinetop Perkins, Lavelle White, Jimmie Ray Vaughan and Hubert Sumlin. The film culminates with a heartwarming jam session between Pinetop Perkins and The Rolling Sessions backstage. I Got the Blues in Austin allows audiences to spend intimate moments with the last of a blues generation in Austin like no other.
 
+ Q&A with director Richard Jernigan and featured blues singer Lavelle White
 
Playing with:
Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!

(dirs. Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan, Ian Marciewicz)
A spellbinding film diary of five songs performed at Madison Square Garden during The Rolling Stones’ 1969 U.S. tour, a photo shoot featuring Mick, Charlie and a donkey, a mixing session at Olympic Studios, backstage tête-à-têtes between Keith, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor, and a heliport summit meeting before Altamont.
+ Q&A with producers Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein
 
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Having trouble making up your mind as to what you want to see? Why not get yer ya-yas out and buy the 3 DAY PASSES – $40 which allows you access to all the madness?
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