Sundance Turns On The 'Hi-Fi'
The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday nights in October, with two back-to-back series, "Docs That Rock" and "Sonic Cinema" branded as "Hi-Fi Fridays." The former is a series ofThe Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday nights in October, with two back-to-back series, "Docs That Rock" and "Sonic Cinema" branded as "Hi-Fi Fridays." The former is a series of music-focused documentaries, while the latter is an examination of music and film hosted by Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore.
From Oct. 3-24, the channel will air a different feature documentary each Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed at 11 by an original episode of "Sonic Cinema." On Oct. 31, Sundance will wrap the series with a "Sonic Cinema" marathon.
The films slated for "Docs That Rock" include Mark Moormann's "Tom Dowd and the Language of Music," a look at the career of recording engineer/producer Tom Dowd; Justin Mitchell's underground-rock expose "Songs for Cassavetes"; Phish bassist Mike Gordon's "Rising Low," a document of Gov't Mule making a pair of albums with an all-star cast of bassists; and Sarah Share's "If I Should Fall From Grace," the story of Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.
Each episode of "Sonic Cinema" is divided into four segments, including "Back to Back," which highlights music videos, "Profiles," about artists who create film music and "I Made It Myself," which features musicians who create accompanying visual art for their own music. Artists featured in this season will include DJ Shadow, Spoon, Flaming Lips, Devo, John Cale, Jack Johnson, Underworld and Supergrass.