Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: Tom Ryan, author, disc jockey, and founder of the American Hit Network (www.americanhitnetwork.com) co-hosts Shaddup and Listen, a weekly radio show covering the history of rock and roll radio (www.shaddupandlisten.com). He is author of the book American Hit Radio: A History of Popular Singles From 1955 to the Present.
$9 Members / $12 Public / Includes Reception
Cadillac Records chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in Chicago of the 1950s and 60s, the film follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's greatest musical legends, including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Etta James (Beyonc Knowles), and Chuck Berry (Mos Def). As rock-and-roll grows more popular, the Chess artists find themselves revered by a new generation of musicians. Even as tragedy befalls, their music and their spirit remain strong: as the sixties wind down and Leonard Chess gets out of the record business, the blues live on. USA, 2008, 109 min.
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11731
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|