The Wrecking Crew
Length: 95 minutes
Join us at the Grand for special "Sneak Preview" screenings of THE WRECKING CREW! The film is not available for nationwide theatrical distribution due to music rights (see New York Times article about this process), but we are excited to be able to present limited special screenings on May 23rd! Plus, the director will be in attendance for all screenings!
The 7:00pm showing is SOLD OUT! But tickets still available for the 2:00pm showing. Plus, we've added an additional 9:15pm showing! Get your tickets now!
In the 1960s many of the hits coming out of Los Angeles under the names of the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, the Mamas and the Papas, the Monkees and other top pop acts were actually recorded by an elite but largely anonymous corps of studio musicians nicknamed the Wrecking Crew. To gain them some belated public recognition Denny Tedesco, a son of one of the most prolific of those session players, spent more than 15 years making a documentary about the ensemble. But there’s just one problem, and it has held up commercial release of “The Wrecking Crew” since 2008, when the documentary made its debut at the South by Southwest film festival. The film includes dozens of snippets from songs the Wrecking Crew played on, but the record companies that own the recordings want so much money from Mr. Tedesco, whose total budget was less than $1 million, that he has turned to a fund-raising campaign, including an event scheduled for New York in mid-June, to meet their demands. -- New York Times (Read full article.)
I hovered in the room near the ceiling as I watched this inspiring movie about the musicians who made the songs that continue to lift me higher than ever. -- Nancy Wilson ("Heart")