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FILM FORUM: ‘The Wrecking Crew’

A joyous tribute to “The West Coast Sound”. Behind headliners like Elvis, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Mamas and the Papas, the unsung stars known as "The Wrecking Crew" crafted the backbeat and swinging melodies that drove the great pop hits of the Sixties and Seventies.

Director: Denny Tedesco. Stars: Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association and many others. 2015. 101 minutes. (PG). Music Documentary.

There will be a Q and A with filmmaker Denny Tedesco after the film. DVDs, books and other “Wrecking Crew” merchandise will be available for purchase. 2 hours free parking with validation in the Library parking garage.

"This film is in the top 50 Music Documentaries of all time at number 20." "I love this film and didn’t want it to end. Whether you’re a music lover in general or a baby boomer harboring affection for the tunes of your time, make a beeline for any theater showing The Wrecking Crew. It’s a gem." – Leonard Maltin

“This captivating cinematic chronicle of one of the richest eras in recent American music history delights from start to finish. Equally impressive, it is so entertaining and enjoyable that, perhaps, only in hindsight will viewers fully appreciate how enlightening a viewing experience it is.” – George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune

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