Pitchfork is proud to announce a new film series at the Music Box Theater in Chicago that will feature three popular music films – 20 Feet From Stardom, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart and Josie and the Pussycats – followed by exceptional guests speaking with Pitchfork staff and staff ahead of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2021.
The film series runs from September 6th to 8th with one screening per evening. The Pitchfork Music Film Series is presented in association with White Claw. Tickets are now available to the general public; Tickets can be found here.
20 Feet From Stardom was selected to be shown on September 6th by songwriter / poet Jamila Woods.
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, director Sam Jones’ documentary about the recording and release of Wilco’s legendary Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album, will air on September 7th. Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche is joined by Pitchfork Features Editor Jillian Mapes to discuss the film, Kotche’s perspective on the band during this era and where his and Wilco’s paths have continued.
Josie and the Pussycats is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. At the screening on September 8, co-directors / writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont will speak to Pitchfork Staff Writer Quinn Moreland about the music of the film, its legacy and its impact on popular culture today.
All attendees 12 and over who are participating in the Pitchfork Music Film Series must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR test within the last 24 hours of the screening they are attending. In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines, we strongly recommend and encourage participants to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidelines.