Film is the new awards winning alternative Christmas music documentary “Jingle Bell Rocks”
Screening will include a panel discussion with Mitchell Kezin (director), Jeff Kline (executive producer of Darby Pop Productions), and Bill Adler (music journalist and former Def Jam executive)
Do you remember when you were growing up and the holidays came around? Mom and Dad would pull out their collection of Christmas music that consisted of (of course) Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” plus every other tired boring Christmas song ever made. Then rock and roll hit the scene and suddenly there was a new brand of holiday music. It actually had a beat and some could even be dance to with wild abandon.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to host the film screening of the new 2014 alternative Christmas music documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! The screening will take place in the Museum’s Foster Theater on December 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket reservations must be made for this free event by going to https://tickets.rockhall.com or by stopping by at the Rock Hall Box Office. Rock Hall members can RSVP beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014. The general public can RSVP beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Jingle Bell Rocks is a journey back to find twelve of the best yet under-appreciated rock and roll Christmas songs ever recorded. Director Mitchell Kezin goes on the road to interview a diverse collection of Christmas music fanatics including hip-hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., the Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. deejay and musicologist Dr. Demento, and calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow.
The film includes interviews, live performances, rare archival footage and the strangest bunch of merry misfits to ever gather around the record player. This is not your parent’s collection of Christmas music. It is a wild sleigh ride into the wacky universe of alternative Christmas tunes as a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest and most poignant Christmas songs that you never heard are rediscovered.
In case you miss the screening, Jingle Bell Rocks will be shown in select theatrical engagements as well as be available on various digital platforms and home-video through the month of December. For more information, please visit jinglebellrocks.com.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always admitted free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.
The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.