Thursday, June 09, 2005
So you wanna be a rock 'n' roll star?
How about seeing a movie this summer? A documentary with a Zappa connection? Then you have to catch Rock School. It premiered in the USA June 3 and will not be as easy to find as the latest Star Wars epic or Disney movie.
But by the looks of it well worth the price of admission. If you miss it it should be out on DVD eventually. So what's it about then?
First time feature documentary filmmaker Don Argott traces the ups-and-downs of the Paul Green School of Rock Music, a unique institution founded in Philadelphia in 1999, dedicated to teaching children ages nine through 17 the ins-and-outs of rock and roll.
Rock School reaches its climax in Bad Doberon, Germany, where the School of Rock Music honor roll is invited to perform the music of Frank Zappa.
The official site (view a trailer!)
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