San Francisco - Film Screening: Hired Gun


Oct 05 2017 - 7:00pm PDT

Please join the Recording Academy SF Chapter for a special member screening of Hired Gun - The Untold Stories Behind Your Favorite Musicians - a documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists. Kind of like Twenty Feet From Stardom for rock musicians!

Hosted by Director Fran Strine with post-screening Q&A with special guest Ray Parker Jr. 

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 7:00pm check-in/seating, 7:30 pm film start
Theater: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Seating will be open to Members +1 guest on a first-come basis. RSVP Required.
(members must be logged in for RSVP link to appear below)

Film website: http://www.hiredgunthefilm.com/

About Hired Gun: ​
The feature-length documentary, which has been screened to both critic and audience acclaim at SXSW Festival, Glastonbury Festival, MIFF, Calgary International and Noise Pop, introduces music fans to some of the world’s unsung heroes of the music industry through exclusive interviews and performances. These artists have played with musical legends such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Billy Joel, P!NK, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Bon Jovi and many more.

“Hired Gun” is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. The hired gun community lives and breathes music, and, for the first time, its members share their incredible stories and exclusive musical performances with the world in this inspiring new documentary.

They are recognized as some of the best musicians in the world, and include Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Justin Derrico, Mark Schulman (P!NK), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Eric Singer (KISS), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Glen Sobel, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson, Toto), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth), Paul Bushnell (Katy Perry), Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Chris Johnson (Rihanna), music producer David Foster, and featuring Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, and more. These “hired guns” have mastered their craft and performed on the greatest stages and in high-intensity recording sessions, yet rarely receive credit for their work. In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning doc “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Hired Gun” details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians.


Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco  California  94111
United States

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