Film Highlight: Sound Unseen

David Carradine plays Woody Guthrie  in Bound for Glory
David Carradine plays Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory

Minneapolis's annual showcase of films about music launches this month with 20 movies screening at theaters around town. This week, the festival premieres with R.E.M.: This Is Not a Show (Cedar Cultural Center, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.), a documentary that recorded the band's rehearsals of brand-new material at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin before enthusiastic capacity crowds. A sample of other films next week: P-Star Rising (Trylon Microcinema, Saturday, October 4, at 5 p.m.) is a feature doc about a single father and his two daughters living in a Harlem shelter. When the father discovers his precocious nine-year-old daughter's remarkable talent for rap, he hitches the family's future to his plans on making her a star, walking a fine line between granting his daughter's dreams and exploiting her talent; Bound for Glory (Trylon, Thursday, October 1, at 7 p.m.) is a classic biopic from Hal Ashby on the life of folk singer Woody Guthrie (played by the late David Carradine); and the documentary Dig! (Oak Street Cinema, Saturday, October 3, at 9:30 p.m.), which won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004 for its portrayal of two rock 'n' roll front men who are both friends and bitter rivals, engaging in a remarkable psychological gamesmanship and more-colorful-than-fiction lifestyles. (Visit soundunseen.com for more films, locations, and show times.)

 
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