ROCK PROPHECIES will have a free screening at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 3
The Film Will Also Participate in The Mirage’s 20th Anniversary Bash, Slash & Friends, on Friday, Oct. 2
ROCK PROPHECIES, presented by the Samsung Memoir(TM), is the feature-length chronicle of conflicted photographer Robert M. Knight, on a quest to find both himself and the world’s next great guitar player. The film will have a FREE screening at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage (3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109) on Saturday, October 3rd. Doors open at 1pm and the Screening starts at 2pm, followed by a Q+A with Robert Knight and director John Chester. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at The Mirage Box Office.
Robert Knight is one of the most prolific rock photographers in history. ROCK PROPHECIES explores his amazing career and follows him on his quest to help the bands of today become the Rock legends of tomorrow, whether promoting Northern Irish band The Answer before anybody has heard of them, or convincing Aussie band Sick Puppies to sell everything and move to the United States. When Robert stumbles upon Tyler Bryant – a 16-year old guitar phenom from Texas – he’s convinced he may have found the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Robert risks his reputation and career and takes a chance on Tyler. The two then set off on an unbelievable journey to take their own shot at making history.
ROCK PROPHECIES has been drawing major awards since making its festival debut in March at the 2009 AFI Dallas Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary and Dallas’ WFAA-TV film critic Gary Cogill called it “a remarkable film.” It also took home the Best Doc Audience Award at the 2009 Nashville Film Festival. In June, the film was honored with the prestigious Audience Award for Documentary Vision from the 2009 Maui Film Festival. IndieWIRE’s Harriette Yahr, reporting from Maui, said, “This doc has all the elements of great filmmaking: a compelling subject, a terrifically-crafted story, a superlative look, a killer soundtrack, and loads of heart.” The film also had the recent honor of participating in IDA’s 13th Annual DocuWeeks in LA and NYC which qualifies documentary films for Oscar consideration.
Despite boasting footage of some of the best guitarists in the business, ROCK PROPHECIES is not a concert film. “It’s a true story about having a dream, and how to fulfill that dream,” Knight says. “For that matter, it’s the story of fulfilling other peoples’ dreams, too.” While building relationships with established guitar royalty, Knight has always managed to keep his finger on the cultural pulse, leaping at the opportunity to photograph and promote emerging talent such as blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa, and rising bands Sick Puppies, The Answer and Panic At The Disco.
A film by John Chester and produced by Tim Kaiser, ROCK PROPHECIES was shot in multiple locations across the U.S. and England and features interviews and performances from Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Slash, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Steve Vai, among others. Kaiser has proclaimed Knight to be the “the Forrest Gump of Rock ‘n Roll” for his ability to capture history in the making, namely the last photo ever taken of Stevie Ray Vaughan and some of the earliest of Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. And in the words of Chester, Knight’s “ability to zero in on the legends of tomorrow is more than a little eerie. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t filmed it myself.”
ROCK PROPHECIES will also introduce the world to another way to capture historic Rock moments with the Samsung Memoir(TM) – a full touch-screen mobile phone designed to look and feel like a point-and-shoot digital camera. The Memoir, available exclusively from T-Mobile, has a built-in 8-megapixel camera and premium multimedia features, placing it among the highest quality imaging phones available in the U.S. The Memoir’s ability to capture and share quality photographs, and Robert Knight’s talent of capturing historical rock n’ roll moments make the tie-in with the film a natural fit.