DOO-WOP DOCUMENTARY STREETLIGHT HARMONIES TO DEBUT AT DOC NYC NOVEMBER 14
BRIAN WILSON, LA LA BROOKS (THE CRYSTALS), CHARLIE THOMAS (THE DRIFTERS), BRIAN MCKNIGHT, ANTHONY GOURDINE (LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS), AL JARDINE (THE BEACH BOYS), LANCE BASS AND MORE ICONIC MUSICIANS FEATURED
Doo-Wop documentary Streetlight Harmonies will debut at the DOC NYC festival on Tuesday, November 14, with a second screening on Wednesday November 15th. Streetlight Harmonies shines a long overdue spotlight on the artists and celebrates the music that defined the musical generation of Doo-Wop. Utilizing all-new interviews along with HD restored archival footage the film will explore the history and social impact of this timeless era. Rolling Stone has an exclusive first look of the doc and fans can view the clip here. View the extended trailer now online.
Streetlight Harmonies DOC NYC Screening Info:
Tuesday November 14
260 W 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday November 15
323 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
About Streetlight Harmonies:
It’s the unmistakable falsetto leads, lilting harmonies and deep backing vocals set to a bluesy street corner rhythm that created those unmistakable sounds “Up On The Roof” (The Drifters), Tears On My Pillow (Little Anthony & The Imperials), Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (The Platters), and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (The Teenagers) all an endless jukebox of melodies and memories. No other genre of music can conjure up the innocence of a nation, or the pangs of love quite like the timeless sounds of Doo-Wop. An entertaining journey through bands, songs and harmonies that evoke both days gone by as well as current hits, Streetlight Harmonies uncovers a definitive period of music and the artists that defined it. Millions know the music but few know the artists and their history that laid the foundation for rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and built a bridge to the civil rights movement.
Iconic musicians featured in the documentary include Jimmy Merchant (The Teenagers), Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials), Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys and Brian Wilson Band), Charlie Thomas (Drifters), Sammy Strain (Imperials, O'Jays), Terry Johnson (The Flamingos), Diz Russell (Orioles),Fred Parris (5 Satins), Billy Brown (Ray Goodman and Brown, Moments), Ron Coleman (The Broadways), Lois Powell (The Chantels), Fanita James (The Blossoms), La La Brooks (The Crystals), Janis Ian (Manhattan Transfer), Vito Picone (The Elegants), Eddie Rich (Swallows), Leon Hughes (Coasters), Jeff Barry, Brooks Arthur, Wally Roker (Heartbeats), Freda Payne, Sherrie Payne (Supremes), Florence La Rue (Fifth Dimension), Claude McKnight (Take 6), Brian McKnight, Lance Bass (NSYNC), Barbara Jean English (The Clickettes), Ron Dante (The Archies), Jon Bauman, Lenny Welch, Lamont Dozier, and many more.
Streetlight Harmonies is produced by Tango Entertainment’s Tim Headington (Argo, Hugo, World War Z), Footnote Films’ Theresa Steele (Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas, Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis), and directed by Hatcreek Films’ award-winning producer/director Brent Wilson. Submarine Entertainment (20 Feet From Stardom, Searching for Sugarman, Miss Sharon Jones!) will represent worldwide rights for the new documentary feature.
About DOC NYC:
DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, takes place over 8 days in November; the eighth edition will be held November 9-16, 2017 at New York’s IFC Center, Cinepolis Chelsea and the SVA Theatre. The 2017 festival showcases over 250 films and events with more than 350 filmmakers and special guests appearing in person. In addition to premiering feature-length and short documentaries, the festival’s highlights also include DOC NYC PRO—a series of in-depth panels and master classes—and the Visionaries Tribute awards ceremony that honors major figures in the field of nonfiction film. DOC NYC is produced by the IFC Center. www.docnyc.net
Streetlight Harmonies Online:
Official Website: www.streetlightharmonies.com