From an immersive music experience and unseen footage of Thelonious Monk to music created from the footsteps of a beetle and an in-depth look at a superstar’s journey into the light, these films explore sides of music you’ve never seen before.
AFI FEST 2022: Music Films
Screening to be followed by a conversation with sound designer Mark Mangini.
Certain to forever alter the way that you listen, this profound sensory experience from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND) features an immersive, sonic tour through the history of sound science and experimental music, with original music by JD Samson, lead singer of MEN and Le Tigre.
Screening Nov. 4 at 7:15 p.m. BUY TICKETS
REWIND & PLAY
Screening to be preceded by a special introduction from historian Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.
In REWIND & PLAY, French-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis exhumes and reedits raw footage from an excruciating, never-aired 1969 interview with legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.
Screening Nov. 3 at 11:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS
SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME
In this deeply personal documentary, Grammy-nominated singer, Emmy®-nominated producer and award-winning actress Selena Gomez, who’s been in the public eye since childhood, takes audiences on an illuminating and harrowing journey as she navigates the pressures of stardom and seeks to prioritize conversations surrounding mental health.
Screening Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. LEARN MORE