The Little Summer of Music Series

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The Little Summer of Music Series

Purple and yellow are our colors of summer. The new Little Summer of Music series includes a screening of Prince's majestic classic Purple Rain, and the groovy fun of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film. Singing along with a mouthful of popcorn is not recommended. 

The Schedule:

7 p.m. Saturday, June 16: Purple Rain
Released in 1984, Albert Magnoli's pseudo-biopic introduced audiences to the Minneapolis music scene and the royal subject who presided over it. Prince burst upon the screen riding a motorcycle and a purple-tinted wave of popularity. He came to play his music loud, scream his lyrics and seduce with impunity.

9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 16: Sign 'o' the Times
A concert film with theatrical staging, featuring live performances by Prince and his band. Features highlights from Prince's 1987 European concert tour, including selections from the rock star's album of the same title.

General admission tickets to the June 16 Prince films are $9 per movie. There is a special deal of $6 per film for people wearing a Prince-related outfit to the screening.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12: Muse: Drones World Tour
Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. Filmed and recorded over multiple shows this concert movie includes never before seen special effects along with an exclusive insight from the band in the introduction.
$9 general admission

6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15: The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
The Little's Summer of Music series goes to Pepperland!

The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland (Dick Emery) dispatches sailor Old Fred (Lance Percival) to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr). The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four's groovy tunes.

The Saturday evening show is $9 general admission and the Sunday matinee is $7 general admission.

6:30 p.m. Friday, July 27: Grace Jones; Bloodlight and Bami
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones's bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence - Grace Jones is all these things and more.

Sophie Fiennes's documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. This screening is also part of The Black Cinema Series, a partnership between the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and The Little.
$9 general admission

7 p.m. Sunday, August 12: Buena Vista Social Club
This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences.
$9 general admission

Bonus: There will be a Summer of Music Trivia Night in The Little Café 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10.