For Those About to Rock: The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Showings
Rafael 1Sun, Oct 5, 2014 8:00 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 2Tue, Oct 7, 2014 2:15 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
¡Viva el Cine!
Country:Mexico
US
Year:2014
Running Time:84
Language:Spanish
English
Director:Alejandro Franco
Producer:Alejandro Franco
Screenwriter:Alejandro Franco
Cinematographer:Rubén Gabriel Márquez Ignorosa
Editor:Rubén Gabriel Márquez Ignorosa
Cast:Rodrigo Sánchez
Gabriela Quintero
Robert Trujillo
Description

FOCUS: ¡VIVA EL CINE This aptly titled (after the AC/DC anthem) filmic salute is a primer on how to persevere and stay true to your music, even if it doesn’t fit neatly into any standard category. Guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintera grew up in Mexico City and met as teenagers, bonding over their love of heavy metal. After playing together for years they have developed their own unique sound: acoustic metal with flamenco and salsa influences. “We always try to make a whole sound just with two guitars,” Gabriela says. Music journalist and first-time director Alejandro Franco’s engaging film traces Rodrigo y Gabriela’s career, from playing in a metal band and working day jobs to busking on the streets of Dublin, to playing sold-out concerts around the world, from Glastonbury to Red Rocks. That they have succeeded is evident in generous performance excerpts and testimonials from musicians like Al Di Meola, Peter Gabriel, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH LATINO COUNCIL AND HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN SAN FRANCISCO

Additional Information

Alejandro Franco