Bonnaroo Cinema 2013
This is literally the coolest spot at Bonnaroo. We’re not kidding. There’s air conditioning. You’ll come for the air conditioning but you’ll stay to have your mind blown as the Bonnaroo Cinema kicks out the visual jams with another eclectic mix of exciting new films, classics, documentaries, live performances and, if they’re still going, the NBA Finals! Open 24 hours a day throughout the festival, Bonnaroo Cinema will feature live appearances by very special guest filmmakers, actors, musicians and comedians. Scroll down for the full cinema schedule.
NEW NARRATIVE FILMS AND TELEVISION
Oscar-nominated filmmaker and animator Don Hertzfeldt, known for his acclaimed works like Rejected and Billy’s Balloon, will present a program of his films, including his latest feature It’s Such a Beautiful Day and other surprises.
Jim Rash (‘Dean Pelton’ on “Community”) and Nat Faxon (‘Ben Fox’ on “Ben and Kate”), the Oscar-winning co-screenwriters of The Descendants, make their directorial debut with The Way, Way Back, a funny and poignant coming of age story about 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), and his daughter (Zoe Levin). The introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park, and begins to find his place in the world.
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (co-creators of “The State,” “Reno 911!” and co-screenwriters of Night at the Museum) present their much-buzzed-about and ridiculously funny new horror comedy Hell Baby, which stars Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb as an expectant couple who move into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans – a house with a deadly, demonic curse. Keegan-Michael Key, Michael Ian Black, Riki Lindhome, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer co-star along with Garant and Lennon.
Sebastián Silva’s Crystal Fairy, which stars Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann, follows a young American and his friends on a drug-fuelled trip to the Chilean coast. Don’t miss this highly anticipated comedy from the director of The Maid.
Sleepwalk with Me, one of our favorite films of the past year, about an aspiring stand-up whose anxiety about his girlfriend and stalled career comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents, will be screened along with a live appearance by star and writer/director Mike Birbiglia.
AMC will offer a sneak peek at the pilot of their highly anticipated new scripted drama, “Low Winter Sun,” a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred.
MUSIC + THE MOVIES
The tent will come alive with the sound of live music as the Polyphonic Spree plays a full concert of the music of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an event they debuted on Halloween in London to resounding success. Afterwards, the cinema will offer a full screening of the classic film.
Matt & Kim will discuss and screen their hit videos, which have an astonishing 32 million (and counting) YouTube views, in “How to Make a Fun Music Video”
The National’s Matt Berninger will present the new documentary, Mistaken For Strangers, which follows the National on tour with newbie roadie and irreverent documentarian Tom Berninger, who happens to be Matt’s brother, along for the ride. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom – who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal – decided to bring his camera along. Tom’s at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother’s shadow brings out the younger sibling in him – he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a film about brothers and about making something of your own.
DJ Thomas Golubić, who holds the distinguished day job of music supervisor for AMC hits like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead will present his SYNCHRONIZE project where he will “re-score” a popular film, in this case George Miller’s frenetic 1981 classic The Road Warrior.
Paul McCartney fans will love Good Ol’ Freda, which spotlights Freda Kelly, the shy Liverpudlian teenager who became The Beatles’ devoted secretary and friend and tells her story for the first time in 50 years. Folk music fans will dig Sara Terry’s FOLK, which follows three singer-songwriters at dramatically different stages in their careers as they navigate the thriving subculture of American folk music.
The history of two legendary recording studios will be explored in two fascinating new documentaries. Dave Grohl’s Sound City focuses on the Van Nuys studio where such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and Nirvana created countless classic albums. Freddy Camalier’s Muscle Shoals opens the doors to the Alabama studio where blacks and whites were brought together despite racial hostility to create music for the generations, featuring testimonials by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Alicia Keys, Bono and more.
And get in on the action yourself as Alamo Drafthouse’s Henri Mazza presents three very special interactive events: R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along; the Totally ‘80s Sing-Along; and the original 1984 Footloose Dance-Along!
FUNNY ON THE FARM
The 10th anniversary of “Reno 911!” will be celebrated with a live in-person Bonnaroo Drug Safety Seminar presented by the Reno 911 Sheriff’s Department’s Lieutenant Jim Dangle and Deputy Travis Junior (A.K.A. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant) followed by a screening of never-before-seen footage.
The “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects,” Police Academy’s Michael Winslow will perform his amazing multimedia act, and popular comedians Eric Andre and Chris Gethard will sit down to discuss their work and show some of their favorite clips.
Come hungry for a 30th anniversary screening of My Breakfast with Blassie, the wonderfully bizarre chronicle of the infamous morning rendezvous of comedian Andy Kaufman and wrestler Fred Blassie at Denny’s.
Both Adult Swim and IFC will present special handpicked original programming from your favorite comedies from the small screen.
OPEN YOUR MIND
The best new documentaries will be presented to further expand your mind and get your wheels turning. David Lynch’s Meditation, Creativity, Peace follows the renowned filmmaker on a world tour to spread the word about the individual and global impact of Transcendental Meditation. Bob Roth, the executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, will lead a group meditation and Q&A and distribute complimentary David Lynch Signature Coffee and Donuts.
Once again, Green Screens presented by Rock The Earth will present four of the top environmental themed documentaries of the year. Revolution will be presented by director Rob Stewart, who visited 15 countries in four years and discovered that not only are the world’s sharks in grave danger, but humanity itself is. Musicwood: The Documentary, which will be presented by filmmakers Maxine Trump and Josh Granger, follows an unusual band of world-renowned guitar makers from Gibson to Chris Martin and Bob Taylor into a primeval rainforest to try and change the way it is logged before it’s too late for acoustic guitars. GMO OMG, presented by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert, explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds, and who exactly controls the future of our food. Bidder 70, which will be presented by film editor Ryan Suffern and introduced by special guest Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability by Tim DeChristopher, who goes from college student to incarcerated felon.
Bonnaroo Cinema wouldn’t be complete without a grab bag of some of the most beloved cult classic films, to enjoy at all times of the day and night. This year’s crop includes the Leprechaun, National Lampoon’s Vacation, The Beastmaster, The Goonies, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Repo Man, Sixteen Candles, and a special Father’s Day screening of Three Men and a Baby.
Cinema Tent Schedule
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
12:00 PM - Sound City (Dave Grohl’s documentary)
2:00 PM – Green Screens Presented by Rock The Earth: Revolution - Q&A with director Rob Stewart
4:20 PM – Reno 911! Sheriff’s Department’s Bonnaroo Drug Safety Seminar with Lieutenant Jim Dangle and Deputy Travis Junior
6:15 PM – [adult swim] presents: things you’ve never seen
7:30 PM – NBA Finals Game 4 or 5 (if necessary)
11:00 PM – LIVE PERFORMANCE: The Polyphonic Spree perform the songs of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
12:30 AM - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2:20 AM - Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along – Hosted by Henri Mazza
4:30 AM - Leprechaun 20th Anniversary!
5:45 AM - National Lampoon’s Vacation 30th Anniversary!
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
9:00 AM - My Breakfast with Blassie – 30th Anniversary of infamous Andy Kaufman and Fred Blassie rendezvous at Denny’s
10:10 AM - Good Ol’ Freda – Documentary about longtime Beatles secretary and fan club president Freda Kelly
11:45 AM - FOLK – Q&A with director Sara Terry and producer Gretchen Landau
2:10 PM – SYNCHRONIZE LIVE: The Road Warrior – Re-scored by DJ Thomas Golubić (music supervisor for AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Killing”)
4:30 PM – “How to Make a Fun Music Video” – Q&A, Videos, and Live Commentary with Matt & Kim
5:45 PM - Sleepwalk With Me – Introduction by Mike Birbiglia
7:30 PM – [adult swim] presents: Eric Andre – Q&A and selections from “The Eric Andre Show”
8:45 PM – Green Screens Presented by Rock The Earth: Musicwood: The Documentary – Q&A with filmmakers Maxine Trump and Josh Granger
10:35 PM - [IFC] Presents: The Slightly Off Screening – The Best of IFC’s Original Programming
11:55 PM - Hell Baby – Q&A with writer/director/actors Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant
2:00 AM - Footloose Dance-Along Party – Hosted by Henri Mazza
4:15 AM - The Beastmaster
6:30 AM - The Goonies
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
9:45 AM – David Lynch’s Meditation, Creativity, Peace – Group meditation and Q&A with The David Lynch Foundation’s executive director Bob Roth plus Complimentary David Lynch Signature Coffee and Donuts
12:00 PM - Chris Gethard Presents: Reasons I’m Both Proud and Ashamed to Be On Public Access
1:15 PM – SNEAK PEEK: AMC’s “Low Winter Sun”
2:30 PM - An Afternoon with animator Don Hertzfeldt – It’s Such A Beautiful Day and strange surprises
4:35 PM - Crystal Fairy (new comedy starring Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann)
6:45 PM – Green Screens Presented by Rock The Earth: GMO OMG – Q&A with director Jeremy Seifert
9:10 PM – LIVE PERFORMANCE: An Evening with Michael Winslow – Man of 10,000 Sound Effects from Police Academy
10:35 PM – [adult swim] presents: things you’ve never seen
11:45 PM - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
1:30 AM – Totally ‘80s Sing-Along – Hosted by Henri Mazza
3:15 AM - Repo Man
5:00 AM - Sixteen Candles
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
8:00 AM – Celebrate Father’s Day with Selleck, Guttenberg and Danson: Three Men and a Baby
10:00 AM - Muscle Shoals (documentary about famed Alabama recording studio)
12:00 PM - Mistaken For Strangers (The National documentary) – Introduction by Matt Berninger from The National
1:45 PM – Green Screens Presented by Rock The Earth: Bidder 70 – Introduction by Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Q&A with film editor Ryan Suffern
3:30 PM - The Way, Way Back – Q&A with writer/directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon
5:45 PM – [adult swim] presents: things you’ve never seen
7:00 PM – NBA Finals Game 5 or 6 (if necessary)