The Trail 103.3 is excited to continue its partnership with Missoula’s hippest movie theater with another round of “Trail Movie Night”.
Join us at the Roxy Theater once a month for a movie specially curated for our listeners based on the things we love: music, culture and, well, music!
There’s a lot of great music movies out there, and we’re not just talking about your grandma’s favorite musical. From documentaries about our favorite bands to movies known mostly for their killer soundtrack to even experimental works that cast sounds and into a visual storytelling realm … we can’t wait to branch out onto the big screen!
For our September selection, we’ll take a look at one of the most critically acclaimed – yet commercially ineffective – rock bands of our time: Big Star and the 2012 documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.”
Directed by Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori, “Big Star” tells the story of the 1970s-era band’s dismal failures, their subsequent critical acclaim and the fostering of one of music’s biggest biggest cult favorites. This film is more than a celebration of the band’s work – it’s a nod to the power – and unpredictability – of fan fascination and an exploration of the true fallacy of the industry’s knack for determining musical “value” through dollar bills.
The documentary reinforces the idea that “there is no justice in pop music; the ones that ‘deserve’ to make it rarely do, dreams die on the vine,” writes Pitchfork’s Jessica Hopper in her review of the movie’s accompanying soundtrack. “There are plenty of bands that mapped inspired paths to greatness, but Big Star’s story, as seen on film and heard on these songs, is a potent reminder of just how beautiful failure can be.”
Check out Pitchfork’s full review HERE, and then join us 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 13, for an exclusive screening of the film. For more information, or to purchase tickets to the screening, visit the Roxy Theater’s event page.
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