Pitchfork Musical Film Series Announcement


Pitchfork is proud to announce a new film series at Chicago’s Music Box Theater, featuring three beloved musical films – 20 feet of fame, I’m trying to break your heart, and Josie and the Pussycats– follow-up of extraordinary guests in conversation with contributors and Pitchfork staff before Pitchfork Music Festival 2021.

The film series will run from September 6 to 8, with a screening each evening. The Pitchfork musical film series is presented in partnership with White Claw. Tickets are available to the general public now; find tickets here.

20 feet of fame was picked to screen on September 6 by songwriter / poet Jamila Woods, who will chat with Pitchfork collaborator Adrienne Samuel Gibbs after the film to discuss the film, Woods’ career and how 20 feet of fame informs the art of Woods.

I’m trying to break your heart, documentary by director Sam Jones on the recording and release of Wilco’s iconic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album, will be screened on September 7th. Wilco’s drummer Glenn Kotche will be joined by Pitchfork editor-in-chief Jillian Mapes to discuss the film, Kotche’s perspective on the band at this time and continuing his and Wilco’s path. .

Josie and the Pussycats celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The September 8 screening will feature co-directors / screenwriters Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont in conversation with Pitchfork writer Quinn Moreland, discussing the film’s music, its legacy and its impact on pop culture. today.

All participants aged 12 and over participating in the Pitchfork Musical Film Series will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have proof of a negative PCR test within 24 hours of the screening they attend. According to the Chicago Department of Health, all guests are required to wear a mask at the Music Box Theater. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidelines.


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