For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members
PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP
With the kind permission of
An uplifting documentary about a remarkable commercial & creative hero!
Adventures in the Kindgom of Swing
Date: Monday June 06, 2011
Venue: Home of Prodos & Barboo, 153 Lennox Street, Richmond.
6.15 – 7.15 PM: Doors Open at 6.15 PM. Meals served until 7.15 PM.
7.30 PM: Commencement of Films + Chaired discussion.
Who: Only registered PRODOS Film Study Group members and guests of members allowed. You can apply to join on the night. To join you need to agree with our purpose and pay the $5 annual fee.
Policy: Leaving straight after a film and therefore skipping the discussion goes against one of the conditions upon which our permission to screen these films is based.
9.30 PM: End of meeting.
Cost: No charge. But if you’d like to make a personal donation to Prodos that’s greatly appreciated. Thanks.
From the DVD blurb:
… the definitive Benny Goodman story as premiered on over 100 public television stations nationwide.
… a comprehensive documentary covering Goodman’s career … this is a story of a man who, with clarinet in hand, rose to become one of (America’s) cultural icons. This biography includes rare, never-before-seen performance footage from the ’20s and ’30s, studio rehearsal footage from the ’50s, home movies, rare audio tracks, and video footage of Goodman recounting his own life.
In addition to interviews with family and friends, this documentary features appearances from Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Harry James, Peggy Lee, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.
… also features clips from movies and television appearances, and classic Goodman hits including: Sing Sing Sing, A Fine Romance, Don’t Be That Way, Bugle Call Rag, Avalon, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Let’s Dance, California Here I Come, You Turned the Tables on Me, The World Is Waiting for a Sunrise, I’ve Got a Heart Full of Music, Where or When, Clarinetitis, Tiger Rag, Vibraphone Blues, Roll ‘Em, Why Don’t You Do Right, Hot House, Gotta Be This or That.
This next video is not from the documentary but I know you’re gonna love it!
As well as Benny Goodman it features Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong from the film, A Song is Born.
Narrator, David Strathairn:
To see and hear when those lights were on, those golden instruments.
They sounded like a pack of hungry lions, roaring