THE BIG BEAT: THE STORY OF FATS DOMINO & HIS BAND

Black History Month / Real to Reel Film Series

Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Wed, Feb 11, 2015 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Mon, Feb 12 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Runtime:87 min.
Year Released:2014
Format:digital projection
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe Lauro
Cast:Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr.
Dave Bartholomew
Dr. John

Description

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THE BIG BEAT: FATS DOMINO
AND THE BIRTH OF ROCK 'N ROLL

Monday, February 12 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16 | Free for young film fans!
Includes reception with Director Joe Lauro in person!

The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues
morphed into rock and roll, appealing to black and white audiences alike.

One of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s, Fats Domino and his record sales were rivaled then only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, of rock ‘n’ roll, a revolutionary genre that united young black and white audiences. (USA, 2018, 90 min., NR, English| Dir. Joe Lauro) Produced by Cindy Campbell.


Joe Lauro graduated from NYU Department of Cinema Studies in 1983 and a fulltime Sag Harbor resident. He founded HISTORIC
FILMS ARCHIVE in 1992, one of the world’s leading sources for the licensing of vintage archival film as well as music and
entertainment film footage.