Movie Night: The Wrecking Crew
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on May 7, 2015
Join Fresno Filmworks this Friday night, May 8, for one of the greatest underdog stories in documentary history: the story of “The Wrecking Crew,” the group of unsung musicians behind the most popular artists of a generation, including Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and more than a dozen icons of American pop music.
The movie, Rated PG, plays at 5:30 and 8:45 p.m. at the historic Tower Theatre. After the early show, visiting filmmaker and director Denny Tedesco will speak about the legacy of his father and Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, and about the decades of inspiration behind the film.
FROM THE CRITICS
Ann Hornaday from The Washington Post says: “Denny Tedesco’s engrossing documentary about a legendary collection of Los Angeles session musicians may ostensibly pay homage to individuals otherwise lost to history. … But it also raises potent questions about discipline, professionalism, authorial signature and the euphoria of being in the right place at the right time, with the chops to ride out a perfect, if fleeting, pop cultural wave.”
ON OUR BLOG
Inspired by “The Wrecking Crew,” board member Fae Giffen muses on soundtracks and storytelling, and intern Megan Ginise channels the film’s music to remember moments with her late grandfather.