Hollywood Shuffle comes to you a day early this week because Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a screening tonight, and we'd never forgive ourselves if we didn't let you know about it.
What film is it, you ask? Oh, just a little "rockumentary" from 2008 called It Might Get Loud, in which Jimmy Fucking Page, The Fucking Edge and Jack Fucking White talk about the instrument that revolutionized rock 'n' roll -- the Electric Fucking Guitar. Maybe you've heard of it/them?
The trio represent three generations in the evolution of rock music, and each talks about his own discovery, and later, manipulation, of the genre. As their biographies coalesce into a meeting between the minds, what emerges is less the story of three talented performers and more the story of the guitar itself, and the way technology has both improved and hindered it.
It might get loud? It damn well better. The film is screening tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5, plus every Thursday in June Alamo Drafthouse is hosting an open mic night that starts at 6 p.m. So come early to grab a pint and a good seat.
Also this weekend, Discovery Green pays tribute to Lightnin' Hopkins with the screening of a 1969 documentary about the legendary Houston bluesman Saturday evening.
The Blues According to Lightnin' Hopkins is a 30-minute documentary featuring interviews and performances with Hopkins as he tells his life story. Hopkins was nearly 60 at the time the film was made. The Disco Green website says the film, which starts at 8 p.m., will be prefaced by modern blues music from Houston.
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