Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Helped End the Cold War | Screening & Discussion

When: 07.06.2017 - 18:00 - 20:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
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Main image Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Helped End the Cold War

Free to Rock is a feature length documentary that examines the gradual and pervasive influence of Western rock music on the culture and politics in the Eastern Bloc throughout the Cold War era, is set to air on public television stations across the U.S. through a partnership with American Public Television.

The 60-minute film, directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Brown (The Weavers: Wasn’t that A Time!, We Shall Overcome, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, The Highwaymen) and co-produced by Brown with Nicholas Binkley, Doug Yeager and Russian rock star Stas Namin, grandson of Anastas Mikoyan, the legendary Soviet politician who worked under Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev.

Free To Rock includes rare footage of superstars from the Soviet bloc rock underground including Czechoslovakia’s Plastic People of the Universe, Boris Grebenshikov, The Flowers, Leningrad post-punkers Kino and also of Dean Reed, a/k/a “The Red Elvis.”

The film screening will include Q&A with film producers Douglas Yeager and Nick Binkley.

The program will be in English.