Film for Thought: Echo in the Canyon

Showings

Studio Theater Wed, Jun 26 6:30 PM
Studio Theater Thu, Jun 27 2:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:Unrated
Run Time:1hr 22min
Release Year:2019
Genre:Documentary
Category:Film
CAST/CREW
Cast:Tom Petty
Brian Wilson
Jakob Dylan
Ringo Starr
Eric Clapton
Stephen Stills
Director:Andrew Slater

Description

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.