CLEVELAND (July 28, 2010) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to host a screening of the long lost concert film the T.A.M.I Show on Wednesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Museumâ€™s Foster Theater. The evening will begin with a special pre-screening discussion with the filmâ€™s director Steve Binder. This event is FREE with a reservation and open to the public. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.
The Teenage Awards Music International Show, better known as the T.A.M.I. Show, remains one of the most influential rock and roll movies ever made. The film made its debut in 1964 and captures a special period in popular music when the then newly-enacted Civil Rights Act began to end racial segregation. Similarly, mainstreamed on stage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for the filming of the T.A.M.I. Show was a gathering of some of the most diverse musicians in a lifetime. Live performances featured in the film include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Rolling Stones, James Brown (with the Flames), the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson (with the Miracles), the Beach Boys and Chuck Berry, and includes Lesley Gore, Jan and Dean, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, and the Barbarians.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has FREE educational offerings year round. Additional education programs include Rock and Roll Night School, which gives interested adults the opportunity to expand their rock and roll-related knowledge and Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits which gives the audience a look at the talented people who work with the artists and bands we have come to know and love. For more information about these and other Rock Hall educational programs, visit www.rockhall.com/education.
About the T.A.M.I Show director Steve Binder
Los Angeles native Steve Binder began his career at the age of 22 at KABC-TV and is now an Emmy and ACE award-winning director, producer and writer, and a Caucus award-winning director and Golden Globe nominee.
In 1963, after working on the late night Steve Allen Show, Binder directed his first feature film, the T.A.M.I. Show. The film was welcomed with much critical acclaim. Director Quentin Tarantino ranked T.A.M.I. in the “top three of all rock movies.” Little Steven Van Zandt has called T.A.M.I. “the greatest rock movie you’ve never seen,â€ and the Rolling Stone’s David Fricke once wrote T.A.M.I. as “the greatest rock concert movie ever.”
The list of Binderâ€™s other credits include Hullabaloo, the Danny Kaye Show, the Big Show, Rock Concert, Smokey Robinsonâ€™s Motown Review, the Prime Time Emmy Awards, the Soul Train Music Awards, the Desi Awards, Gilliganâ€™s Island, Itâ€™s About Time, Shields & Yarnell, the Mac Davis Show, the Norman Corwin Theater, Divas 2000, Super Bowl XXX and James Whitmoreâ€™s brilliant Academy Award nominated performance in the feature-film, Give â€˜em Hell, Harry! Other primetime one-hour specials included Disneyâ€™s ice-skating specials starring Michelle Kwan, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and a host of Olympic gold medalists, as well as the 65th Anniversary of The Grand Olâ€™ Opry and the International Special Olympics.
Binder is currently an active member of the Directors Guild of America and served on the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America and the Steering Committee of the Caucus of Television Producers, Directors and Writers dedicated to protecting creative and artistic rights for all members of the creative community. He also is serving for a third term on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences representing the directors peer group. Binder is one of the subjects of the Academy of Television’s Archive of American Television’s 500 Interviewees preserving the rich history of television by videotaping the oral history of legends and pioneers of the medium.