HDNET MOVIES will present seven days of music-themed films and documentaries during their “Not So Silent Nights” marathon, hosted by Tommy Shaw, singer and guitarist of Styx.
From Monday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 7:00 PM EST each evening, the week-long event will include films that cover a breadth of music genres from early and classic rock to reggae and modern alternative, featuring artists such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Roger Waters, Dave Navarro, and The Who.
'I'm excited to announce that I'll be hosting HDNET MOVIES’ ‘Not So Silent Nights,’ said Shaw. “Each night, for seven nights in a row, we will pair a rock-themed feature film with a rock-umentary. Grab your favorite concert T-shirts and suit up for the shows! “
HDNET MOVIES will be celebrating the “Not So Silent Nights” stunt by giving away the ultimate Tommy Shaw prize pack. One lucky winner will receive a guitar signed by Shaw, and two tickets to see Renegades in the Fast Lane at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on Jan. 6 to 14, 2017. Other prizes include signed albums and tickets to the 2017 Styx Summer Tour. Participants can enter the contest at http://hdnetmovies.com/cinemascoop/tommy-shaw.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules
The complete “Not So Silent Nights” lineup is as follows:
Mon., December 5
JINGLE BELL ROCKS! (2013) – Network Premiere – 7:00 PM EST – The week of rock kicks off with a guided tour of the weird and wonderful underground world of alternative Christmas music in the network premiere of JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, featuring appearances by The Flaming Lips, Run DMC, and John Waters.
THAT THING YOU DO! (1996) – 8:00 PM EST – Tom Hanks leads a small town rock band to super-stardom in the hit 1996 comedy THAT THING YOU DO!, with Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron.
Tues., December 6
THIS IS ELVIS (1981) – Network Premiere – 7:00 PM EST – Take an in-depth look at the tremendous legacy of rock n’ roll hero Elvis Presley with archived footage and interviews in THIS IS ELVIS.
ELVIS LIVES! (2016) – Network Premiere – 8:50 PM EST – The King (Jonathan Nation) goes undercover to bring down a crime syndicate and save his family in the conspiracy thriller ELVIS LIVES!
Wed., December 7
JANIS (1974) – Network Premiere – 7:00 PM EST – Consisting entirely of archival footage, the classic 1974 film documents the life and death of rock legend Janis Joplin, including iconic moments such as her 1969 Woodstock performance and her 1970 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, along with behind the scenes footage of the singer.
GRAFFITI BRIDGE (1990) – Network Premiere – 8:40 PM EST – Prince goes toe-to-toe with Morris Day to prove who is the best songwriter in GRAFFITI BRIDGE.
Thurs., December 8
MARLEY (2012) – Network Premiere – 7:00 PM EST – The network premiere of MARLEY features an intimate examination of the social, musical, and political impact of reggae pioneer Bob Marley.
THE HARDER THEY COME (1972) – Network Premiere – 9:30 PM EST – A young Jamaican battles drug dealers and corrupt music execs in the premiere of the 1972 classic THE HARDER THEY COME.
Fri., December 9
ROGER WATERS: THE WALL (2014) – Network Premiere – 7:00 PM EST – Spend an evening with rock revolutionary Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, as he takes viewers behind the scenes of his elaborate stage production in ROGER WATERS: THE WALL.
DETROIT ROCK CITY (1999) – 9:20 PM EST – Four high school friends do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit in this beloved 1999 comedy.
Sat., December 10
MOURNING SON (2015) – Network Premiere – 7:00 PM EST – Dave Navarro recalls his mother’s murder and the lasting effects it had in the premiere of MOURNING SON.
ROCK STAR (2001) – 8:50 PM EST – Tribute band frontman Mark Whalberg is recruited to join his favorite metal act in ROCK STAR, with Jennifer Aniston.
Sun., December 11
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979) – 7:00 PM EST – The block comes to a close as filmmaker Jeff Stein captures the wild heart and infectious spirit of The Who in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.
TOMMY (1975) – 8:55 PM EST – Roger Daltrey plays a deaf, dumb, and blind savior in the 1975 rock opus TOMMY, with Elton John and Jack Nicholson.