Under African Skies

World View - Global Cinema at the Roxy 
This spring, The Roxy Theater is proud to bring you WORLD VIEW: CULTURES IN HARMONY - five films which highlight and celebrate the unifying power of music around the world. Hosted by Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula, and presented free of charge.

Nominated for three Emmys, this critically acclaimed documentary traces the evolution and turbulent birth of Paul Simon's landmark album, Graceland. Graceland is considered by many to be one of the most important albums of all time - for its musical mastery, its innovative sound and the foundational way it brought together the music of two very different cultures. The album elevated global awareness of South African music and politics, and created a watershed moment in musical fusion. It has even been suggested that the global attention that Graceland brought to the culture helped usher in the end of Apartheid. Produced for the album's 25th anniversary, this film follows Simon on his current tour and travels with him to South Africa to revisit the people, places, and music that first inspired him.

World View is sponsored by Rideg Law Firm and US Bank. Under African Skies is sponsored by International Rescue Committee and Soft Landing.

Under African Skies

Screening Times

Hosted By Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula
Sponsored By International Rescue Committee, Soft Landing, Rideg Law Firm, US Bank

Film Info

Joe Berlinger, 2012, South Africa, 108 minutes

Genre: Documentary
Cast Members: Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones
Format: 35 MM
Music: Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,