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THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC, co-presented by The Berkeley FILM Foundation and features a pre-film concert and a post-film Q&A (Doc Night)
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland, CA
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THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC, co-presented by The Berkeley FILM Foundation and features a pre-film concert and a post-film Q&A (Doc Night)
THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! chronicles the fifty-year quest for the musical soul of America by Bay Area roots music icon Chris Strachwitz, founder of indie-label, Arhoolie Records. The feature doc, which had its World Premiere at South by Southwest (2013), takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, to celebrate Strachwitz' vision of American music music that's the antithesis of the corporate "mouse music" Strachwitz deplores. The film has wowed audiences from Brooklyn to Melbourne. Says Radio One, New Zealand, this film is "Smokin' hot!!"

Featuring Mance Lipscomb, the Treme Brass Band, Lightnin' Hopkins, Richard Thompson, Ry Cooder, Flaco Jiménez, Clifton Chenier, Taj Mahal, Michael Doucet, the Savoy Family, Bonnie Raitt, the Pine Leaf Boys, No Speed Limit and more.

Best of the Fest - DC Independent Film Festival
Audience Award  Documentary Mill Valley Film Festival
Special Jury Award at the Nashville Film Festival
Top 10 Audience Favorites at Hot Docs in Toronto.

"A masterpiece!"  Bonnie Raitt
"Astonishing music"  LA Weekly
"One of the best music documentaries around" - The Film Reel, Toronto
"Full of juicy anecdotes, blues chronicles and love of records as a physical format."
- IN-EDIT Film Festival, Barcelona

Veteran filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling have been friends and colleagues of Strachwitz' for over thirty years. They met while working with documentary filmmaker Les Blank, and collaborated with him on classic films such as Gap-Toothed Women and Burden of Dreams. Since the late '90s they each have been making their own documentaries. THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! is their first film together.

To watch the trailer, click here!

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THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our café or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!

Every week we have something for everyone... from Doc Night to Baby Brigade and Nerd Nite to Party at the Parkway, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Open Mic Mondays, Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, Trivia Thursdays, and First Fridays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.


The New Parkway Theater (View)
474 24th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The New Parkway Theater
On BPT Since: Sep 28, 2012
The New Parkway Theater

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