‘Who’s a Beatles’ fan?’

Almost all of the people at yesterday’s screening of Yellow Submarine raised their hand to this question. The cinema was completely full of happy music lovers. And the jolly submarine led the way to a full-blown music film day today. At the world premiere of the documentary Long Live Rock at 19:00 in Athena we’ll dive further into music fandom. To be precise; the fandom of (hard) rock, the concerts of which often take on measures of mass religious gatherings.

What makes rock music so appealing and uniting? Is real rock still alive? Famous musicians and the most die hard fans answer these questions in the film by Jonathan McHugh – the director who previously made films with Britney Spears and the like and will be present for a Q & A himself.

More of a jazz aficionado? Already at 16:00 we’ll unravel the success stories behind world’s most famed jazz label Blue Note Records. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and, more recently, Norah Jones – they’re all part of Blue Note’s colourful history. Miles Davis is also the star of the fictional depiction Miles Ahead, which will be screening at 22:00 on Town Hall Square.

Britain, glam rock, the seventies and many then-not-yet-famous actors like Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, Toni Collette and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The cinematic evening will go out with a bang at midnight, showing 1998 film Velvet Goldmine by Todd Haynes.

Have your feet grown restless, thumping to the beat of all this music? Join us for a lindy hop dance class at 20:00 in front of our café on Town Hall Square.

See you there!