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- All-Day Rock For Amnesty!
Marathon screening of Amnesty's first music-only event – not seen in any form in over 20 years!
Amnesty's legendary 1986 all-day concert shown in 'real time' - celebrating its anniversary this month
Never on VHS – Never on DVD!
Sunday June 28, 2009 - 12:00 noon
Lincoln Center, New York City
- A CONSPIRACY OF HOPE
- (1986, 660 mins, Amnesty International/MTV)
- Inspired by the success of the UK-produced "Secret Policeman's Ball" shows, films and albums - and in particular the impact of rock musicians on galvanizing the public, in June 1986 the US section of Amnesty organized a six-city tour of the US in which a caravan of musicians would spread the human rights message at concerts. Starring U2, The Police (specially reformed after a 4-year hiatus), Peter Gabriel, Jackson Browne and Lou Reed - the shows were a rollicking success. The tour's grand finale was an all-day concert at Giants Stadium. The touring artists were joined by a plethora of artists including Bryan Adams, Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, Joan Armatrading, Rubˇn Blades, Joan Baez, Fela, The Neville Brothers, Bob Geldof, Howard Jones, Joni Mitchell, Yoko Ono, Steven Van Zandt. With appearances by Robert DeNiro, Michael J. Fox, Muhammed Ali. The 11-hour concert was televised by MTV as a Live Aid-style spectacular. This all-day special only ever aired live - and was never repeated. Never on VHS or DVD. We are showing it uncut, in the same month-of-the-year, same day-of-the-week, exact same timeframe. Minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour. 12-noon till 11pm. Click here to see the full schedule detailing the timetable for all the artists. Re-experience this entire legendary 80s music fest wearing your best 80s duds! Prizes for best outfits! This is the film's World Theatrical Premiere.
Bob Geldof performs for Amnesty at his
first-ever charity show. It wasn't his last...
- Rock Musicians:
- Bryan Adams • Joan Armatrading • Joan Baez • Ruben Blades • Jackson Browne • Miles Davis • John Eddie • Fela • Peter Gabriel • Bob Geldof • The Hooters • Howard Jones • Stanley Jordan • Joni Mitchell • The Neville Brothers • Yoko Ono • Peter Paul & Mary • The Police • Lou Reed • Carlos Santana • Third World • U2 • Steven Van Zandt • Third World
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