"Martin Bandyke's Moving Pictures": Michigan Theater Foundation.
Every Mon. (except Mar. 19), Feb. 6-Apr. 30. 107.1-FM DJ Martin Bandyke celebrates his 30th anniversary in radio by curating a series of music related films.
Feb. 6: The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi (Andrew Thomas, 2009). Documentary about the renowned jazz-pop composer-pianist, best known for his scores for the various Peanuts animations. Bandyke is on hand to introduce tonight's screening.
Feb. 13: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (Sam Jones, 2002). Black-and-white documentary about the alt-country band Wilco’s falling out with its label over the commercial viability of its 4th album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Feb. 20: A Trip to the Moon and Joy Division. Double bill. A Trip to the Moon (George Melies, 1902) is a B&W silent sci-fi film based on novels by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. This painstakingly restored print features a soundtrack by the French dream-pop duo Air. Joy Division (Jon Savage, 2007) is a documentary about the influential late-70s English rock band.
Feb. 27: 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson, 2002). Eminem stars in this semi-autobiographical drama about a young white rapper growing up in Detroit.
Mar. 5: “Gimme Shelter” (David Maysles, 1969). Rockumentary about the Stones’s ill-fated Altamont concert, which degenerated into deadly violence. 7 p.m.
Mar. 12: “Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ about Him?” (John Scheinfeld, 2006). Documentary about the idiosyncratic late-60s pop-rock singer-songwriter. 7 p.m.
Mar. 26: Don’t Look Back (D. A. Pennebaker, 1967) Candid cinema verite documentary about Bob Dylan’s 1965 acoustic concert tour of England. 7 p.m.
Apr. 2: Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (Mark Moorman, 2003). Documentary about the innovative Atlantic Records recording engineer and producer who worked with everyone from John Coltrane and Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin to the Allman Brothers. 7 p.m.
Apr. 9: Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story (Karl Rausch, 2011). Documentary about the faded 1930s dance hall that became the epicenter of the Detroit rock scene in the late 60s. 7 p.m.
Apr. 16: Blank City (Celine Danhier, 2010). Documentary about the disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from the decaying NYC of the 70s and early 80s. With Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Hary, Fab 5 Freddy, and more. 7 p.m.
Apr. 23: Monterey Pop (D.A. Pennebaker, 1968). Documentary of the legendary 1967 Monterey Pop Festival highlighted by the first major American performances by Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and the Who. 7 p.m.
Apr. 30: Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Bert Stern, 1959). Documentary about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival featuring performances by Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, & more.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]