PUMP UP THE VOLUME
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dir. Carl Hindmarch, 2014
147 mins. US/UK.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - 5 PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 7 - 10 PM
TUESDAY, JUNE 18 - 10 PM
THURSDAY, JUNE 27 - 7:30 PM
From its humble beginnings in the underground clubs of Chicago, house music has since blossomed into the biggest cultural phenomenon since rock and roll. Fifteen years since its birth in America’s heartland, house has come to dominate pop music the world over: from Madonna to U2, no one has escaped its restless beat. It has turned DJs into superstars and transformed night clubs into global grounds for cross-cultural pollination. In short: house music is a way of life. This is the guiding principle behind the BBC’s PUMP UP THE VOLUME a documentary about house culture from Chicago to the UK.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME follows the evolution of house music from its birth in Chicago to the myriad of diverse music it has since spawned. Born from the ashes of disco, house music arrived pre-destined to change the world. From the underground to the mainstream through countless interviews from the people who made it all happen, Pump includes the birth of all of the major genres that sprang from its fertile shores; acid, techno, trance, drum and bass, UK garage, and more.
Part of JACK YA' BODY, programmed in collaboration with Alfreda's Cinema. JACK YA' BODY is an odyssey into the gritty world of underground disco and house-music dance culture through a selection of features, shorts, and found footage spanning NY-Chicago-Detroit in the 80/90s. Opening with Nicky Siano's LOVE IS THE MESSAGE introduced by Melissa Lyde, this program features talks with DJs Joey Llanos (Paradise Garage), Douglas Sherman (The Loft/Joy), and Tabu (Soul Summit). Film critic and 4Columns film editor Melissa Anderson will introduce Derek Jarman’s recently rediscovered WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME?, and we will be joined by award-winning broadcast journalist Mark Reilly to close out the program following the final night of MAESTRO.
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