Sounds Good - Movies Driven by Music
Second or Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
An eclectic selection of movies that deserve a big screen with perspectives we don’t usually see, and humor.
September 19 – School of Rock (2003) A Full-of-himself guitarist, fired from his band, takes a job as a substitute teacher, jettisons the curriculum and instead turns his elementary class into a rock band, complete with power chords and attitude.
October 17 – Brassed Off (1996) Stress levels are high in a Yorkshire coal-mining town as miners face unemployment if/when their mine is shut down, and a woman joins their all-male brass band in this serious and humorous movie. Excellent music performed by a real-life colliery brass band.
November 14 – The Harmonists (1997) this movie is based on the true story of an extremely popular vocal sextet and pianist in Germany from 1927 until the Nazis forced their breakup in the 1930s because 3 of them were Jewish. Delightful music.
December 19 – Three Idiots. A Bollywood-type movie with music and dance numbers about the high drama, passions and (immature) humor among students and faculty at a college of engineering in India. Great fun.