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May 21st / Doors at 7pm, Screening at 8pm
Light + Sound Machine, along with the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records, present...
A preview screening of Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
—prior to the Belcourt's regular engagement in June—
d. John Pirozzi / USA / 2015 / HD
40 years ago, The Khmer Rouge entered the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh and removed all the blossoms from its tree-lined streets. The Cambodia of the 1950's and 60's was brimming with artists and musicians, and traditional Khmer themes were being placed into the Western contexts of rock & roll and go-go, discotheques and crooning heartthrobs, record stores and clubs. Phnom Penh looked similar to any Western city of that time, political unrest giving birth to counter culture, where we all know the good stuff really gets good. Don't Think I've Forgotten is John Pirozzi's keenly told story of the doomed fate of the youth and the youth culture of Phnom Penh and Cambodian culture at large, a fate transformed by bombs and brutality. Between its credits lay a generation of artists who deserve more days and whose songs deserve a larger audience. The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records are pleased to bring you a preview screening of this stirring documentary, before its June opening at the Belcourt, as part of the Light + Sound Machine Film Series.
Purchase tickets here and check out the trailer below...