The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Documentaries about the Newport Folk Festival and Isle of Wight Festival on the schedule

CLEVELAND The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents a Summer Film Series featuring the films of Murray Lerner. The film series will take place in the 4th Floor Theater on the third Wednesday of each month throughout the summer – June, July and August. The events are FREE with a reservation. To RSVP, email or call 216.515.8426.

Rock Hall film series schedule:

June 18, 6:30 p.m.: Special Kickoff event – Murray Lerner will be at the Rock Hall for a brief interview prior to the screening of his newest documentary The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with Lerner and an autograph signing session.

July 16, 7 p.m.: A screening of Festival!, a cinematic synthesis of four Newport Folk Festivals that depicts the crucial years of transition for the art of folk music.  Performers range from folk legends such as Joan Baez and Peter, Paul, and Mary to country artists like Johnny Cash and the blues folk sounds of Son House and Mississippi John Hurt.

August 20, 7 p.m.: A screening of Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival. This feature film documents one of the most significant events in rock and roll history. Two hours of footage highlights legendary performances by the Who, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Free, the Moody Blues, Ten Years After, and Jethro Tull as well as the last stage performance of Jim Morrison with the Doors, and by Jimi Hendrix – 18 days before his death.

About Murray Lerner
A truly multi-faceted filmmaker, Murray Lerner’s body of work includes documentaries on Isaac Stern, the Newport Folk Festival and Miles Davis. He was one of the first directors to use blue-screen and computer animation in the classic 3-D film Magic Journeys. The native New Yorker graduated from Harvard University, where he helped found the campus’ first film production society, founding his belief that filmmaking should be a unified art. Since then he has written, directed, edited and photographed many of his films. In 1981 he earned the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film From Mao to Mozart. He was, for many years, a visiting critic and professor at the School for Art and Architecture at Yale University. In 2007 he completed his last two films, Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, and The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit