Every so often, there is a music related film that I think is well worth your time. The Wrecking Crew is one of those films. If you already know about the bunch of studio musicians who went by the name The Wrecking Crew, you no doubt want to see this. But if you’ve never heard of them, here’s the official description of the movie:
Behind headliners like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Byrds and The Beach Boys, the unheralded musicians of The Wrecking Crew created the beats and melodies of the great pop hits of the ’60s. Directed by the son of legendary Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, this vibrant, moving portrait pays tribute to the golden age of the “West Coast Sound” and its secret star-making machine.
I’ve heard that this film was ready for release for some time, but that clearing the music in the movie was a huge hold up (in both meanings of that term). In any event, The Wrecking Crew is now here.
The Wrecking Crew, IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street (A, C, D, E, F Trains to West 4th Street), Saturday through Thursday (March 14-19) 10:45am, 12:40pm, 2:55pm, 5:15pm, 7:35pm, 9:45pm, $14