Friday, May 3rd
Saturday May 4th
This amazing performance film was shot as “an anti-Woodstock film,” Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii was shot in October 1971 in a vacant, 2,000-year-old amphitheater – a venue chosen to accentuate the grandeur and spaciousness of the band. The picture quality from Pompeii is revelatory: outstandingly sharp and clear, rich in subtle grades of light and color.
Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii has been described as one of the greatest concert films of all time, perhaps even the single best live performance ever put to film. The recent release of a director’s cut showed all Floyd fans that this cannot be improved. The overall response to this release hands down was that the original version is still the finest.
Director and friend Adrian Maben made a visit to Pompeii, he lost his passport, and went back to the amphitheatre he had visited earlier in the day in order to find it. Walking around the deserted ruins, he thought the silence and natural ambient sounds present would make a incredible backdrop for the music. He also felt that filming the band without an audience would be a good reaction to earlier films such as Woodstock and Gimme Shelter, where the films paid equal attention to performers and audiences. Through his contacts at the University of Naples, Maben managed to persuade the local authorities to close the amphitheatre for six days that October for filming.
This amazing film should not be missed. Join us for other Pink Floyd rarities including some with Syd Barrett. These rarely seen clips are amazing and you may not have a chance to see these again. Join us early for some rare music video clips as always.
Presented by the Cbub Music Film & Video Archive
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Total running time 2 hrs