Noise Pop Festival 2020 PAVEMENT: SLOW CENTURY
February 26 only
Includes Q&A with Lance Bangs and Bob Nastanovich
Pavement is a band from Stockton, but their secret history is a backroad that extends to Charlottesville and Hoboken and Louisville and a few places in-between. Inarguably the best rock group of their era, fame came knocking in the Alterna-rock gold rush, but they were too wiley, too elegant, too cognizant to answer the door.
In 1999, Lance Bangs collected a decade’s worth of footage of the band, from camcorder-shot record store performances to public access chicanery to deluxe pro-shot European concerts, and created the backbone of a documentary. He shot contemporary interviews and spent years putting it together. The result was the beloved movie Slow Century, released on DVD with the band’s music videos and a few shows. The whole package would be an essential collection in any era, but it was especially valued to Pavement’s growing cult in a world where the band had broken up and YouTube didn’t exist.
We’re extremely excited to present a 20th anniversary screening of this crucial documentary followed by a conversation between filmmaker Lance Bangs and Pavement’s own Bob Nastanovich!
Directed by Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Dan Koretzky, and Tom Surgal, 2002. 85 mins. DCP.
NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.