Rock film historian and music critic Richie Unterberger loves you, budding diva. He wants you to feel excited and inspired and up for anything. Why else would he set up a projector in the library basement so often, just to show you motion pictures of your forebears? Tonight, it's ladies' night, with clips of Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, Francoise Hardy, the Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Barbara Lynn, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick with the Jefferson Airplane, Nancy Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Nico, Patti Smith, and Shonen Knife. If that isn't love, it will have to do.
Wed., Feb. 3, 7 p.m., 2010