On Monday December 10 Musically Speaking will offer a free screening of "Wheedle's Groove: The Story of Seattle's Forgotten Funk and Soul Scene of the 1960s and 1970s". This week's film is a documentary about the rediscovery, reunion, and retrospectives of Seattle funk bands like Black On White Affair and Cold Bold & Together.
On Tuesday February 26 catch a free screening of "My First Name is Maceo," a documentary about Maceo Parker, one of the key sonic architects of funk, legendary saxophonist. Parker has played with James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Prince, and will be performing at Tipitina's on Thursday February 28.
This special double-feature edition of "Musically Speaking" movie night features 'Ginger Baker in Africa,' the 1973 documentary about the Cream drummer's journey to Nigeria, where he would build a friendship with Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and also build a popular recording studio.
On November 25th at Mimi's in the Marigny the Musically Speaking film series will be screening the "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" about about three teenage girls (Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Marin Kanter) who start a punk rock band in the mid 80s.
On Tuesday February 19 catch a free screening of "Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones," a 1990 documentary paying tribute to the life and work of composer, musician and producer Quincy Jones. The film will be screened at 7pm at the Antenna Gallery on St. Claude.
On Monday December 17 Musically Speaking will offer a free screening of "Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa)," a documentary filmed in 1971 featuring the Latin music wildfire band: The Fania All-Stars. This film, shot all over Spanish Harlem in NYC, explores the musical celebrations of the city's Puerto Rican population, and features Latin music greats like Ray Baretto & Willie Colon.