Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Rolls Out 2018 Film Schedule

CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame continues its successful film series programming in 2018.

Join the Rock Hall on select Wednesdays throughout the year as the series profiles music icons and the diversity of rock and roll through documentaries and concert films.

All films are shown in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater and are free for Rock Hall members, $5.50 for non-members, and free with paid Museum admission (if space permits). Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the Rock Hall Box Office or online at ticketing.rockhall.com.

Select screenings include a Q&A with the director after the film. Moviegoers can also purchase concessions, including wine, beer and snacks, during film screenings. On Wednesdays, the Rock Hall is open until 9 p.m.

A special screening of The High School that Rocked! will be shown every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prior to the 2018 Tri-C High School Rock Off Final Exams, on Saturday, February 17. The 27-minute documentary looks at a Connecticut school that lured a slew of classic-rock legends, including six Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees – the Rascals, Cream, the Doors, the Animals, Sly and the Family Stone and the Yardbirds – all over a two-year span between 1966-68.

 

2018 ROCK HALL FILM SERIES LINEUP:

ABOUT THE FILMS

The High School That Rocked! (2017, 27 minutes, Not Rated)

Presented in conjunction with the Tri-C High School Rock Off
Saturday, February 17, every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
FREE with paid Museum admission as space permits

The story of how six legendary bands in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame all performed at a Connecticut high school from 1966-68, leaving indelible memories for local students.

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012, 1 hour, 46 minutes, R)

Presented in conjunction with Black History Month
Wednesday, February 21, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

This performance documentary – directed and produced by 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ice-T – takes fans on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form and its rise to global prominence.

Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017, 1 hour, 40 minutes, TV-MA)

Presented in conjunction with Women’s History Month
Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

Follow pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a new album, preps for her Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles.

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015, 1 hour, 41 minutes, Not Rated)

Courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment and presented in conjunction with Women’s History Month and the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer, activist and 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Nina Simone.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017, 1 hour, 43 minutes, Not Rated)

Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

A new feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history that premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

With special guest Stevie Salas, Native American guitarist, author, music director, record producer and film composer.

Who the F**k is that Guy, The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago (2017, 1 hour, 25 minutes, TV-MA)

Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)
With special guest Michael Alago

A biopic of Michael Alago, the music executive responsible for signing Metallica, White Zombie and others. The film explores Michael's music career as well as the NYC downtown scene of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Head (1968, 1 hour, 26 minutes, G)

Wednesday, May 30, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees...being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys.

Purple Rain (1984, 1 hour, 51 minutes, R)

Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.
FREE for Museum members, $5.50 for non-members; ticketing.rockhall.com
(Free with paid Museum admission if space permits)

Rock star Prince makes a spectacular feature film debut in this highly autobiographical blockbuster that won both an Oscar and a Grammy award.

The series began in January with a screening of Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart (2013), which celebrates the late Hüsker Dü co-songwriter, singer, and drummer.

 

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