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The Wrecking Crew

Directed by: Denny Tedesco

2008 | USA | 1hr 35m


Friday, July 24, 2015, 7pm


Saturday, July 25, 2015, 3pm


Saturday, July 25, 2015, 7pm

“Working with a roster of talent ranging from Brian Wilson to Phil Spector, the Wrecking Crew provided the riffs, licks and spontaneous flourishes that became the iconic sounds of a generation. They were often the uncredited instrumentalists on records for such bands as the Byrds and Simon and Garfunkel. Nostalgia trips are fun, but when they intersect with genius, virtuosity and genuine revelatory insight, they take viewers to a higher place. This documentary about a legendary collection of Los Angeles session musicians raises potent questions about discipline, professionalism, authorial signature and the euphoria of being in the right place at the right time, with the chops to ride out a perfect, if fleeting, pop cultural wave.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

Nominee, International Documentary Association 2008

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