Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3 pm
Price: $12, $10 Friends, $9 students and seniors
Dir. John Pirrozi, 2014, documentary, 1 hr 45 min, rated E*
Revel in the sounds of rediscovered artists in this moving film about Cambodia’s unique rock and roll music scene which was nearly lost forever. During the 1960s and 70s, with war threatening the country’s borders, a thrilling new sound emerged, blending traditional melodies and rhythms with western rock and roll.
Though the music became the soul of the nation, it was soon brutally repressed by the Khmer Rouge regime’s genocidal effort to wipe out all traces of Western influence. Through interviews with surviving musicians, rare songs, and never-before-seen archival material, the film revives and celebrates Cambodia’s vibrant musical culture.
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is part of our 2019/20 season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performing arts in preserving culture, spurring social change, and celebrating diversity.
*Exempt: contains material not subject to classification such as documentaries, nature, travel, music, arts and culture, sports, and educational and instructional information, according to the Motion Picture Association – Canada.
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