LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE
50th anniversary of the legendary Led Zeppelin show at Wheaton Youth Center
1969. Man lands on the moon. Half a million strong at Woodstock. SESAME STREET debuts…. and Led Zeppelin perform in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center on Georgia Avenue in front of 50 confused teenagers. Or did they? Filmmaker Jeff Krulik (HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT) screens his feature documentary about an enduring local legend, on the 50th anniversary that this concert is alleged to have taken place: January 20, 1969, during the first Presidential Inauguration of Richard Nixon. LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE explores the start of the modern rock concert industry, focusing on Led Zeppelin's first month crisscrossing the U.S. Many swear that this concert took place, but just as many cast doubt. Did it really happen? Or, 50 years later, is it some sort of a "rock-and-roll RASHOMON" reimagining history? The film features interviews with rock writers, musicians and fans, plus some who claim they were there, witnessing history that night. DIR/SCR/PROD Jeff Krulik. U.S., 2014, color/b&w, 90 min. NOT RATED
PLUS, the premiere screening of short film LED ZEPPELIN TREASURE CHEST, a look at a most remarkable Led Zeppelin memorabilia collection. (DIR Jeff Krulik, Greg DeLiso. 2017, 6 min.)
AFI Member passes accepted.