Sony Movie Channel will be the Sony Music channel in May.
The station will feature a 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Who’s rock opera “Tommy,” Jimmy Page in the guitar documentary “It might Get Loud” as well as “Stunts,” starring Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia.
This May, the Sony Movie Channel plans to rock out.
The network announced it third annual Music Movie Month lineup which will feature a “month-long spectacular of concerts, biopics, documentaries and more honoring the big personalities, incredible stories and unforgettable performances that shaped the music we know and love today.” Sony Movie Channel, the first U.S.
multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan, will premiere the Oscar-winning “Searching for Sugar Man” and “Paul Williams: Still Alive” for Cable.
The films will join a special eight-film marathon on Saturday, May 30, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Searching For Sugar Man tells the story of two South African filmmakers searching for Detroit singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez.
SMC’s Music Movie Month will feature a music-themed two-pack every Tuesday, leading off with a new documentary each week at 10 p.m.
The lineup includes the premiere of “Paul Williams: Still Alive” on May 19, which looks at the legacy and influence of songwriter Paul Williams.
“It Might Get Loud” the celebrated documentary featuring iconic guitarists Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge from the Irish rock band U2 will be shown on May 12.
“Grateful Dawg,” an intimate look at the bond between musician David Grisman and Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia, will play on May 4 followed by Paul and Linda McCartney in WINGS OVER THE WORLD; Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino and more in the raucous ’50s rock celebration LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL; and James Brown, Sister Sledge, Celia Cruz and B.B.
King in SOUL POWER.
Then, on Thursday, May 14, experience the sights and sounds of late-’60s London in ROCK CITY, a rarely seen rock doc featuring sets from Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd.
The Who’s 1975 rock opera “Tommy” will be celebrated with a 40th Anniversary presentation on Wednesday, May 6, at 8 p.m.
The classic rock opera stars The Who frontman Roger Daltrey as Tommy, a deaf, dumb, and blind wunderkind on a twisting odyssey of music, drugs, religion, and pinball.
Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed lead a star-studded cast that also boasts appearances from Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner, Keith Moon and Eric Clapton.
And SMC brings the stories of some of music’s most influential stars to life with classic biopics featuring Gary Busey as rock n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, and Lou Diamond Phillips as influential Latin rock star Ritchie Valens in LA BAMBA (May 1); THE BEACH BOYS: AN AMERICAN FAMILY, starring Kevin Dunn (May 2); Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
star Elizabeth Mitchell in THE LINDA MCCARTNEY STORY; and Kristin Stewart and Dakota Fanning in the femme-rock epic THE RUNAWAYS (May 14).