If you liked "Live from Laurel," you ought to like this film about the same music.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it ratings of 97%/86% [critics/audiences]. The Critics Consensus: A thoroughly entertaining look at the Laurel Canyon scene as well as the musical history surrounding it, Echo in the Canyon is essential viewing for rock doc fans.
RogerEbert.com gives it three thumbs up out of four and provides a lengthy review that I lack either the patience or skill to summarize:
From Rotten Tomatoes: Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.
Here's the trailer for the movie
Tickets can be purchased on line: $8/$5 senior plus a $1 service charge. Seats are not reserved and the refund policy is the rather unfriendly "None." [Actually, it's not a ticket you purchase on line. Rather, it's an order confirmation you can trade for a ticket at the theater.]
After the movie, we'll go to TBD for dinner.
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