ArcLight Cinema-Chicago presents Pump Up The Volume

"Truth or Dare" screens September 4

“Truth or Dare” screens September 4

Curated music doc series
showcases groundbreaking
films and intimate snapshots
of Madonna, Sigur Rós,
Nick Cave, and
the Beastie Boys

(Chicago — 23 August 2018) ArcLight Cinemas, a premiere movie-going destination in Lincoln Park (1500 N. Clybourn Ave.), announces a new music documentary series, ArcLight Presents… Pump up the Volume, beginning Tuesday, August 28 and running through Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Curated for Chicago’s film and music fans by ArcLight Cinemas, this end-of-summer mixtape includes documentaries from 1991 to 2014 about Beastie Boys (Awesome; I F***ing Shot That!, Fight For Your Right Revisited), Madonna (Truth or Dare), Sigur Rós (Heima), and Nick Cave 20,000 Days on Earth.

“The ArcLight Presents… Pump Up the Volume series spans a quarter century and represents cultural snapshots of some of popular music’s most innovative artists,” said Kevin Holloway, VP of Film Marketing and Operations, ArcLight Cinemas. “In curating this series, we were excited by the idea of showcasing the artists’ different approaches to performance and documentary filmmaking. These visions range from Madonna’s ground-breaking, behind-the-scenes all-access and the Beastie Boys’ crowd-sourced camerawork, to Sigur Rós and Nick Cave’s intimate exploration of place, self, and the artistic process.”

ArcLight Cinemas – Chicago, the premier moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content, offers more than just a place to watch a movie. With a focus on undistracted viewing and state of the art sight and sound technology, guests experience classic movies the way they were meant to be seen.



ArcLight Presents… Pump up the Volume

Tuesday, August 28
Beastie Boys
“Awesome, I F***in’ Shot That!”
“Fight for Your Right Revisited”

Referred to as an “authorized bootleg” by the Beastie Boys, “Awesome, I F***in’ Shot That!” covers a 2004 sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden that was released in 2006. The film, directed by Adam Yauch under his directing alter ego “Nathaniel Hornblower,” also features footage shot by audience members during the concert. Their album Hello Nasty celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

“Fight for Your Right Revisited” is a short film directed by Adam Yauch and released by the band in 2011 to promote their single “Make Some Noise” from their eighth album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. Following the conclusion of the storyline for their 1987 single “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!),” this sequel features actors Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, and Danny McBride, along with cameos from Steve Buscemi, Ted Danson, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and many more.

Tuesday, September 4
Truth or Dare
“Truth or Dare” covers the Queen of Pop’s controversial 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour during the peak of her fame and in support of her fourth studio album, Like a Prayer. Directed by Alek Keshishian, this documentary was the highest grossing documentary of all time until Bowling for Columbine in 2002. Madonna, who just celebrated her 60th birthday, caused near riots during her documentary’s Cannes screening in Paris.

Tuesday, September 18
Sigur Rós
Translating to “at home,” the documentary “Heima” follows avant-rock band Sigur Rós as they return home to Iceland and play a variety of impromptu gigs after the conclusion of their 2006 world tour. Originally released in Iceland in 2007, Dean DeBlois, writer and director for Lilo and Stich, directed and brought this film to life, with more than 120 hours of total footage shot.

Tuesday, October 2
Nick Cave
20,000 Days on Earth
This documentary follows Australian alternative rock poet Nick Cave during the recording of his 15th studio album, Push The Sky Away. Blurring fiction with biography, this film follows the musician and cultural icon as he maneuvers his way through his birthday on his 20,000th day on Earth. 20,000 Days on Earth, directed by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth, was originally released in 2014.

Tickets for the ArcLight Presents… Pump up the Volume series are $12.50 (adults). For more information and to reserve your seats now, please visit

About ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas, a privately owned, Los Angeles based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii, and Washington is a premier moviegoing experience with an unparalleled commitment to bringing a variety of rich cinematic content to moviegoers in all markets. ArcLight Cinemas operates seven theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Culver City and La Jolla, as well as theaters in Bethesda, MD, Chicago and Glenview, IL, with a new location in Boston for 2019. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA. Additional information about ArcLight Cinemas is available at