Director Marc Leif and Writer Larry Shweikart will be screening their latest documentary “Rockin’ the Wall” with a special Q&A on September 13 at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. “Rockin’ the Wall” is based on Shweikart’s book Seven Events That Made America America and tells the story of the role Rock and Roll played in bringing down the Berlin Wall. The film interviews several well-known rock musicians, including David Paich (Toto), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), as well as individuals who experienced life behind the Soviet controlled side of the wall.
“Rockin’ the Wall” shows that music was a liberating force behind the Iron Curtain and helped give strength to the anti-communist revolution. The September 13 screening is a great opportunity to talk with the director and writer of the film to get an even better understanding of this often unrecognized movement. Admission is free of charge and the film screening starts at 7pm.
If you are unable to make it, you can still see the film by purchasing your own copy of the DVD. Check out the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles website for more details on the event or head on over to the “Rockin’ the Wall” website to order a copy of the DVD.