Andy's 60th Cinematic Birthday Party

Arclight La Jolla

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Andy's 60th Cinematic Birthday Party—Celebrating the Sounds of the 1960's...

You are invited to join Andy as he celebrates his BIG 6-0 birthday by selecting one of the following two classic documentaries celebrating the musical heroes of the magical sound of 1960's music. Both films will be introduced by their filmmakers (at special times—please note!), and, following the screenings, in lieu of a discussion, please join the filmmakers and Andy in the Arclight Theater Café for birthday cake (with no host coffee).

You Pick:

Cinematic Celebration One

Auditorium #4

Introduction at 4:00pm. On Screen at 4:15pm

Introduction at 7:00pm, On screen at 7:15pm

Cake and no-host coffee at the Arclight Café follows each screening in lieu of a post-screening discussion


THE WRECKING CREW is the story of the unsung musicians the provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swing melody that drove many of the number one hit's of the 1960's--from the Monkees to Bing Crosby.

Our honored guest this evening—Denny Tedesco-- is the son of Tommy Tedesco, one of the key guitarists in THE WRECKING CREW, and is the perfect one to the tell the story of this remarkable group of musicians.

Running Time: 95 Minutes / Not Rated

Cinematic Celebration Two

Auditorium #5

Introduction at 4:15pm. On Screen at 4:30pm

Introduction at 7:15pm, On screen at 7:30pm

Cake and no-host coffee at the Arclight Café follows each screening in lieu of a post-screening discussion


In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen-year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers. Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers.

Running Time: 108 Minutes / Rated PG for language and thematic elements.

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