Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fillmore At The Fillmore

I guess changing your name to The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza (on 13th Street on the South West corner) does have some perks, as the venue will be screening Fillmore: The Last Days of the Closing of the Fillmore Auditorium, 1972 - which has only been screened once since it's initial theatrical run. Here's the full story from Jambands.com....

New York’s Irving Plaza is one of a handful of venues across the country to be recently be branded the Fillmore. And, on June 12, the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza will look back at its predecessor, the Fillmore West, through a the rare showing of the film Fillmore, The Last Days of the Closing of the Fillmore Auditorium, 1972. The event, which is produced by the Bill Graham Foundation in association with The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, has only been shows once publicly since its original theatre run. The occasion will include a memorabilia silent auction, after party dancing and a light show by the Fillmore’s famed J.O.E.

The documentary, which was shot during the weeks leading up to the closing of San Francisco’s Fillmore West in 1971, features performances by a number of seminal groups, including Santana, Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Elvin Bishop, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Beautiful Day, among others. The film also offers a look at Graham himself through interviews and rare backstage footage. The June 12 benefit will also feature commentary by Director Ely Bleich, as well as original staff from the Fillmore East and West. As is Fillmore tradition, a commemorative poster has been commissioned for the event.

Good stuff, I think I might have to check this out.

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