The Lakeshore Record Exchange Alternative Music Film Society

In an effort to help promote the vast library of music performance and documentary films that rarely get screened in movie theaters, The Lakeshore Record Exchange has founded the Alternative Music Film Society. Teaming up with the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, The AMFS screens a music themed movie every month. Here's our current schedule of upcoming films. Tickets for each screening go on sale at the gallery on the night of the show. 

On Thursday, April 23rd, Lakeshore Record Exchange in conjunction with The Memorial Art Gallery, celebrate Record Store Day 2015 with the debut of the next film in the Alternative Music Film Series:

Records Collecting Dust : Music and Records That Changed Our Lives

A documentary film about the music and records that changed our lives! Written and directed by San Diego based musician and filmmaker Jason Blackmore, Records Collecting Dust documents the vinyl record collections, origins and holy grails of alternative music icons Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag), Keith Morris (Black Flag & Circle Jerks), John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt) and over thirty underground music comrades.

Film at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Previews at 6:45.
MAG and a MOVIE! Enjoy the Gallery until 9PM on Thursdays.

For more information on the event, please visit Lakeshore Record Exchange at 370 Park Ave. or call 585-244-8476 or call the MAG Events Office, at 585-276-8950 or email at or visit at 500 University Ave.

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Previous Screening Highlights

Life Death & Supermarkets : A Film About Pulp

Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That Never Happened’. Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, PULP move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including ‘Common People’, ‘Disco 2000’ and 'Babies'. In 2012 they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert: what could go wrong?
Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality - & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band’s personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring people recruited on the streets of Sheffield.


Adam Ant The Blueblack Hussar

Adam Ant The Blueblack Hussar filmAdam Ant The Blueblack Hussar : A Film by Jack Bond. In the 1980s, the iconic pop star, Adam Ant, was at the height of his fame, universally recognized by the white stripe painted across his face and the striking imagery of Prince Charming and The Dandy Highwayman. Then tragedy struck and after a nervous breakdown, he found himself sectioned, locked up, forcibly sedated; living in a state of artistic oblivion.
This is the story of his brave return from exile.

Urgh! A Music War
Music WarWith the long lost classic "New Wave" concert film Urgh ! A Music War. Filmed in venues all over America and Europe in 1980 the film feature rare live performances from XTC, The Gang of Four, The Dead Kennedys, Devo, The Police, Pere Ubu, The Go Gos, The Cramps and 26 other bands.


Joy DIvision

Joy Division

A 2007 British documentary film on the British post-punk band 
Joy Division, directed by Grant Gee.The film assembles TV clips, newsreel, pictures of modern Manchester and Manchester in the late 1970s, along with interviews with the three surviving members of the group, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Pete Shelley (of Buzzcocks), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle), Alan Hempsall (of Crispy Ambulance), Paul Morley, Terry Mason, Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, and Belgian journalist Annik Honoré, with whom Curtis was having an affair.

The Replacements - Color Me Obsessed

ReplacementsColor Me Obsessed : A Film About the Replacements. For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined. This Minneapolis quartet took a teenage-punk attitude, threw it in a blender with classic and pop rock, and then poured it into a Middle American pint glass. Over the band's 12-year existence, its live sets were magical, a total mess, or both-depending on your mood and the members' respective blood alcohol levels. Gorman Bechard's remarkable history of the 'Mats takes us from their first show as the Impediments to their 1991 onstage breakup in Chicago, and everywhere in between.

Glastonbury The Movie : In Flashback

GlastonburyGlastonbury The Movie : In Flashback. Beautifully shot in both CinemaScope and 16mm this film puts audiences right in the middle of the world's greatest music festival. Robin Mahoney, the film's director, has recreated the original 1995 film from scratch, moving sequences around, improving the sound and visuals and adding on over thirty minutes of compelling unseen material. Featuring rare live performances by the Orb, Spiritualized, The Verve, Lemonheads, Porno for Pyros and many more.


Daft Punk's ElectromaDaft Punk's Electroma

Daft Punk's Electroma is an odyssey of two robots who journey across a mythic American landscape of haunting, surreal beauty on a quest to become human. Their symbolic quest, which takes them from endless two lane highways to small idyllic towns to the arid desert, finds Daft Punk once again resisting conformity and developing new ways to highlight their inventive vision. A silent feature-length film that made its international debut at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Electroma will interest Daft Punk fans and film enthusiasts alike. With its breathtaking cinematography, innovative filming techniques, and above all its underlying search for humanity within a dystopian environment, Daft Punk have delivered a film that finds a common thread with their previous work while exploring new horizons as directors of their first feature film

The National - A Skin, A Night

The National A Skin, A Night

The National : A Skin A Night. Seeking the right lyrics, notes, sounds, instruments to express yourself is not easy. It's even harder if a whole group of artists is looking into a sea of good ideas. A communion with the spectator is going to appear. The National is a band from New York that runs away from everything to create a new album. This creation was shot by the French artist Vincent Moon in a film called A skin, A Night. The story of this band starts inside the studio. During the first steps the director follows The National as they create the new songs while searching for a new kind of sound. The film shows how one of New York's bands works also dark places in the artist's heart and soul. You will see the creative process: how they work, how it grows from a simple guitar riff to a whole song. A Skin, A Night is about music, creation and external things that an artist absorbs before he goes inside the studio also how it affects the result. Away from all distractions in order to leave the ideas coming together back and forward. A Skin, A night is a ticket to follow "The National" on a long journey that ends with the release of their last album "Boxer". It's about the questions they are asking themselves during these sessions. It was the first time they work this way, all together, in the same studio, with everybody giving ideas and opinions. You will see how they feel while recording this way. This film will make you see through the eyes of the band and understand what made them to create this album this way. But this is not only about The National, it's also about how difficult it is for any artist or any band to be themselves.


Marley : A Film by Kevin MacDonald

Marley : A Film By Kevin MacDonald. Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

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