Now, 25-plus years after these bands owned the South, their history is finally being recovered. Local filmmakers Diane Jacques and Aaron Wells spent two years compiling archival footage, unearthing lost recordings, and conducting interviews for their new documentary A Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora. The film, rooted in footage from the stunning memorial concert, jumps back and forth in time to tell the tale of a scene forgotten. It was a time when rock was really reinventing itself, says Jacques, the films writer and producer. Anyone that grew up during that era would say it was the best time of their life. Featuring now-infamous South Florida musicians like Coz Canler, the late Bruno Martinez, and yes Johnny Depp, Another Night at the Agora screens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Cinemas Mizner Park (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton). Tickets cost $7. Visit www.anothernightattheagora.com.
Thu., April 17, 2008