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Sound City (Dave Grohl, 2013) on 13 October

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Marking the directorial debut of the former Nirvana drummer and the frontman of Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Sound City (2013), is a documentary which illuminates the music industry from the inside..

Central to the success of this particular recording studio in the 1970s and throughout the 80s and into the 90s, Sound City’s sound was created by the unique Neve mixing console. When the studio closed shop in 2011, Dave Grohl enlisted the help of dozens of fellow musicians to tell the story of the particular mixing board, and by extension, to tell the story of some of the most iconic American albums recorded between 1970 and 2011.

Some of the records recorded here include those by Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Foreigner, Rick Springfield, Pat Benetar, The Grateful Dead, REO Speedwagon, Dio, Ratt, Nirvana, Metallica and Rage Against the Machine. Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, John Fogerty, Neil Young and Tom Petty all make appearances in the film.

This is a fascinating story about the music most of us grew up with, and to witness the collective action to save an icon of American music which most music fans wouldn’t even be aware of.

Here’s the trailer:

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com


Sound City (US, 2013, Dave Grohl) 108 min. 15.

13 October, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH











Filed under Documentary Film, General film, Rock Music, Splendid Cinema

2013/14 Season announced…

Here is the schedule for the first part of the 2013/14 Season.
29/9: Sightseers (UK, Ben Wheatley, 2012) – Ben Wheatley follows up on his breathtaking first film with this blacker than black comedy about two hapless tourists who turn to serial killing anyone who pisses them off.
13/10: Sound City (US, Dave Grohl, 2013): Foo Fighter’s frontman, Dave Grohl directs this documentary about the legendary Sound City studio in LA, where some of the greatest albums of the 1970s and 1980s were recorded. A fascinating story behind the music we love!
27/10: The ABCs of Death (multiple countries, 26 Directors, 2012): Audacious film project where 26 directors from around the world were each given a letter of the alphabet and expected to choose a word which pertains to death in some way and to make a short film about that word. Possibly the most bizarre film made all year!
10/11: No (Chile, Pablo Larrin, 2012): Chilean satire which tells the true story of the advertising campaign from 1988 which successfully ousted the bloody dictator of Augusto Pinochet. Gael Garcia Bernal stars in this Oscar nominated film.
24/11: The Hunt (DN, Thomas Vinterberg, 2012): Thomas Vinterberg returns with this devastating morality tale about a much-loved kindergarten teacher in a small town who is accused of molesting one of the children. Mads Mikkelsen gives an amazing performance. Not to be missed!
8/12: In the House (FR, Francois Ozon, 2012): Potiche director Ozon returns to Splendid Cinema screens with his latest comedy-of-manners about a high school teacher who encourages one of his students to further ingratiate himself within the family of another boy and seduce the boy’s mother. Possibly my favourite film of the year.
A reminder that all films are screened at the Worcester Arts Workshop (21 Sansome St.).
Tickets are £5 on the door.
Box office opens at 6, for a 6:30 start.


Filed under General film, Splendid Cinema, Upcoming films