The T.A.M.I. Show
Often called one of the greatest rock movies ever made, The T.A.M.I. Show features a cavalcade of live performances from the most iconic acts of 1964: The Supremes, Lesley Gore, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, Jan and Dean, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Merseybeat chart-topper Billy J. Kramer, garage rockers The Barbarians, and a notorious set by James Brown and his Famous Flames. Television director Steve Binder (later responsible for Elviss 1968 Comeback Special and the music show Hullabaloo) teamed up with Hollywood producer Bill Sargent to stage a two-day Teen-Age Music International Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, packing the venue by giving away free tickets to 5,000 local high school students, and filling the stage with gyrating go-go girls (among them young Teri Garr and Toni Basil).
Binder shot the event on TV cameras in Electronovisionan early higher-definition video systemthen transferred it via kinescope to 35mm film for distribution by Roger Cormans American International Pictures. Binder later remarked that: I wanted the audience to be there, see the talent on the stage, the sweat on their faces, the guts of it, and his up-close approach forever influenced the way music shows and concert documentaries were shot. Despite its seminal status and legendary reputation (James Brown said his set was one of the best he ever recorded), The T.A.M.I. Show has never been released on video or DVD, making it one of music historys most sought-after holy grails. This rare screening presents one of the few prints available: dont miss the chance to see what its distributors dubbed the excitement, entertainment and music of teenage America! - Ed Halter, Light Industry
With special introduction to the by Jamie Hook.
Jamie is a producer and director who has an unfortunate weakness for trying to build cinemas and film organizations wherever he is. he founded the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, and helped to create Minnesota Film Arts in Minneapolis. He is currently trying to get a triplex cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, off the ground.
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