Portland's own Jackpot Records knows how to throw together a music-themed film festival. They've been cobbling together one classic lineup after another for the annual Jackpot Records Film & Music Festival for nine years running now. Past highlights have included hometown screenings of Alan Zweig's fascinating and shocking documentary ode to hoarding Vinyl, a live TV Carnage event, the PDX debut of Jandek in concert, and, of course, enough psych and garage goodies to thrill even the most jaded record nerds in attendance.
This year's fest is "dedicated to misunderstood geniuses and visionaries. The ground breakers that weren’t afraid to reveal the vision of their true selves, their true sound, or their truly irreverent music-loving souls." From the looks of it, the schedule stays true to the intended theme. I saw Jobraith A.D. when it played earlier this year at QDoc; you won't want to miss it.
Pretty much all of these look great, from the tale of record store madness that informs Rhino Resurrected to one man's late-in-life play for a music career in Charles Bradley: Soul of America there's certainly something for everyone (my enduring love for Mudhoney, for instance, will surely be sated by Tuesday night's feature, I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney).
Admission is a paltry five smackers per night. You can't beat that with a stick.
And now, here are the trailers:
The Jackpot Film & Music Festival runs from Monday, September 24th through Friday, September 28th at the Bagdad Theater. More info available here.
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