1989, Park Circus/MGM, 90 min, USA, Dir: Stephen Herek

In this cult comedy favorite, teen slackers Bill Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) could fail their history class unless they get a good grade on their oral report. But the stakes are even higher for the future of humanity, so the duo are given a time-traveling phone booth (manned by George Carlin), which introduces them to such historical figures as Napoleon, Billy the Kid and Socrates.

1979, Westchester Films, 115 min, UK, Dir: Franc Roddam

Inspired by The Who’s landmark concept album and featuring some of composer Pete Townsend’s most ambitious music, director Franc Roddam’s QUADROPHENIA is set against the backdrop of early 1960s England, where scooter-driving Mods and leather-clad Rockers clash for control of the beaches and juke joints. Phil Daniels stars as the rude boy struggling against Britain’s ultra-rigid class and education system, with support from Mark Wingett and Sting (in his acting debut).

2017, 97 min, Canada, Dir: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Artfully weaving North American musicology and the devastating historical experiences of Native Americans, this documentary reveals the deep connections between Native American and African-American peoples and the musical forms we now know as rock, blues, and jazz. Filled with engaging interviews and featuring such musical luminaries as Buffy Saint-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and Jimi Hendrix, RUMBLE will have you hearing “American” music in a whole new way. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at Sundance 2017.

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