Founded by filmmaker Allison Anders and musician/daughter Tiffany Anders, Don't Knock The Rock Film And Music Festival, Los Angeles has been bringing amazing off the radar films and live performances to the sophisticated music nerd and diehard music fan for the past 6 years.
Some of the films we have premiered and screened to enthusiastic crowds include "MC5: A True Testimonial", "The Wrecking Crew", "You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film Concerning Roky Erikson...", "The T.A.M.I. Show", "Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains", "Ghost On The Highway", "Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel", "My Dinner With Jimi", rare vintage foreign rock films, "You Weren't There: A History Of Chicago Punk", "Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback", "Such Hawks Such Hounds", "This Is The Life", "1992: The Year Punk Broke", and many more, including documentaries on Gary Wilson, Mark Stewart, Half-Japanese, Mexican Morrissey fans, record stores, and record labels and even album covers!
We are proud to have hosted Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, J Mascis, Built To Spill, The Zeros, The Tyde, Earthless, Dead Meadow, Ariel Pink, and filmmakers from all over the world, and rock legends whom fans have rarely had the opportunity to meet (Eddie Shaw and Dave Day of The Monks) and see perform (Gary Wilson) and experience reunited (Redd Kross, Neurotica line-up, Gun Club reunion show) but each year it's a struggle to be able to finance these events. Your support ensures a great summer of performances and screenings and one of a kind events at our sponsor's (Cinefamily) venue The Silent Movie Theater.
Kickstarter funds raised will enable us to pay travel expenses for filmmakers and pay bands and legendary musicians for their performances. These funds will also help us pay for film print rentals, funds which often benefit the filmmakers themselves directly.
Our Master Of Ceremonies musician/actor/poet/marquis and reverend Michael Des Barres will be returning for his 6th year as our ever elegant, irreverent host.
DKTR runs every Thursday night in July and August with some added special events on Saturdays at The Silent Movie Theater, Los Angeles. We also host throughout the year DVD release parties, tribute concerts, and special events.
Summer 2010 line-up: http://cinefamily.org/calendar/thursday.html#july
Our sponsors include:
Amoeba Music: http://www.amoeba.com/
LA Record: http://larecord.com/
Globe Shoes: http://www.globe.tv/us/
Criterion Collection: http://www.criterion.com/
Blood Is The New Black: http://bloodisthenewblack.com/
Factory 25: http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/
Natural Energy Lab: http://www.naturalenergylab.com/
Trailers From Hell: www.trailersfromhell.com
Groover Recordings: http://www.grooverrecordings.com/
Dawn Wirth Punk Rock Postcards: http://www.myspace.com/dawnwirthpunkrockpics
Cameron Hughes Wine: http://www.chwine.com/
Mutineer Magazine: http://www.mutineermagazine.com/magazine/
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