Santa Monica Lookout
Santa Monica Library to Screen Fishbone Documentary
By Lookout Staff
February 1, 2013 -- February is Black History Month, and the Santa Monica Public Library will celebrate with an afternoon screening of “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone,” a documentary about the band that combines funk, ska, punk and hard rock styles.
The screening, which will be held in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, starts at 2 p.m. and will include a Q & A session with director Lev Anderson.
Fishbone were “musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 30 years,” library officials said, adding that the band gained a cult following in the 1980s but never made it big.
The movie, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, is an “inematic journey into the personal lives of this unique black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young black men from urban America,” officials said.
The documentary also features interviews with Flea, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Perry Farrell, Branford Marsalis, George Clinton and Tim Robbins.
Named for one of the bands more popular songs, “'Everyday Sunshine' explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California's legendary black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations,” officials said.
The film runs just over an hour and a 45 minutes and the screening is free to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first arrival basis.
The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Santa Monica Library officials encourage those attending to ride their bikes. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.
For more information on Santa Monica Public Library programs, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.
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