Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries” at Jacob Burns Film Center

 June 22 through Aug. 22 : 2 Months, 24 Films, and 8 Speaker Events

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has announced the dates and films for its annual series “Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries.” The series, which will run from June 22 through Aug. 22, is sponsored by Pernod Ricard USA and WFUV Radio, 90.7FM is the exclusive media partner. The films run the gamut from rock to reggae; country to classical, and more.

The opening night film on June 22 at 7:30 pm, which is sold out, is Under African Skies; the story of Paul Simon’s return to South Africa 25 years after his controversial visit gave birth to the groundbreaking album Graceland. The evening includes a Q&A with Paul Simon, filmmaker Joe Berlinger, and New York Times critic Janet Maslin as well as a post-screening reception sponsored by Pernod Ricard USA.

Other highlights in the series include Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstruction the Beatles’ Revolver, with Beatles expert Scott Freiman, Give Me the Banjo, with filmmaker Marc Fields and film musical director Tony Trischka, and How to Grow a Band, with filmmaker Mark Meatto and WFUV Music Director Rita Houston. The series also features profiles on music legends Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, George Harrison, Neil Young, and Richard Wagner. For showtimes and a complete synopsis of each film in this series, please visit the “Sounds of Summer” page on our website. Tickets are available online at or at the box office which opens 1:00 pm, weekdays and 11:00 am, weekends.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts organization dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy, and making film a vibrant part of the community. Located on a 47,500 sq. foot, three-building campus in the center of Pleasantville, the JBFC is just 30 miles outside of New York City. Since the opening in 2001, over 1,000,000 people have seen over 4,500 films from more than 40 countries The campus includes the 27,000 sq. foot Media Arts Lab, the JBFC’s state-of-the-art education center, a creative and educational community for storytellers in the digital age, offering one-time workshops, intensive courses, and weekend programs for children and adults of all ages. To learn more about the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab, visit

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