Featuring David Paich (Toto), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot)
Lightyear Entertainment and Specialty Studios, in association with Rockin’ the Wall Studios announce the Consumer release of “Rockin’ the Wall” on November 4th, 2014. And a US Fall 2014 Theatrical Tour in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The feature length documentary offers an entertaining exploration of the power of rock music as a force for social change & liberation.
The film by Larry Schweikart and Marc Leif is based on Schweikart’s book “Seven Events That Made America America.” It shows how music become a liberating force behind the Iron Curtain and helped give strength to the anti-communist revolution.
The documentary features interviews with several well-known rock musicians, including David Paich (Toto), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), as well as individuals who experienced life behind the Soviet controlled side of the wall.
The official motion picture soundtrack for “Rockin’ the Wall” includes more than a dozen original or newly performed songs, featuring powerful re-makes of 60’s and 70’s classics “Ball of Confusion,” “People Got to be Free,” and “Train Kept a Rollin’” as well as original songs by Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera, and Mother’s Finest, as well as all songs performed in the film.
“Music has the power to change the world!” – David Paich (Toto)
View trailer here:
Schweikart is going ‘on tour’ with the film and will be participating in post screening discussions providing audiences with a rare opportunity to get an even better understanding of this monumental moment in history.
Since September, the “Rockin’ the Wall – 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall” tour has been in Dayton, Cincinnati, Greenville, Ohio, Toledo, Atlanta, Asheville, N.C., Greensboro, N.C, Raleigh, N.C., Cullowee, N.C., Danbury, CT, Winter Garden, FL, Ave Maria, FL
Future USA Fall 2014 Tour dates below:
10/30, Eureka, IL, Eureka College
11/4, Tacoma, University of Washington
11/6, Los Angeles, Luxe Hotel Sunset
11/7, Seton High School, Mesa, AZ
11/8, Chandler, AZ, Chandler Center for the Arts
11/9, Scottsdale, AZ, Shea Harkins Theater
11/14, Fulton, MO, Churchill Museum/Westminster College
11/20, Grand Rapids, MI, Acton Institute
12/1 (pending) Chicago, Theater of the Arts/Polish American Film Society
2/2015 (pending) Notre Dame and a Dallas showing.
(All dates and locations are posted on the film’s website: http://www.rockinthewallstudios.com)
Schweikart is available to add more Theatrical screenings, but will need the public’s help. Visit the film’s website to learn how you can be a part of this amazing opportunity and get free tickets to your screening for family & friends at http://www.rockinthewallstudios.com
“Rockin’ the Wall” will be released on DVD and digitally by Lightyear Entertainment, a distributor of independent films and music founded in 1987 (www.lightyear.com), through eOne Distribution, in association with Specialty Studios, a fully integrated media, content and distribution studio that harnesses the power of socially conscious media to touch hearts and engage minds (www.specialtystudios.com).
To pre-order, go HERE.