Rock Around the Clock

Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm!
McCartney: Eyes of the Storm Film Series

Rock Around the Clock is a musical film that unravels a fictionalized version of the discovery of rock and roll music. After driving through a remote farming town, band manager Steve Hollis discovers the local band and dancing group Bill Haley and His Comets at a teenage dance. Inspired by their new sound and outlandish dancing, Hollis commits to managing the band to help spread rock and roll across America. Highly controversial when first released, this film brings social dynamics, such as integration, to the fore. Despite the core group of White actors presented, the film shows White, Black, and Hispanic musicians all performing in the same venues, a rebellious act during the time of its release in 1956. (1h 17m)