This Ain't No Mouse Music!

Directed by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon

This Ain't No Mouse Music! still

US, 2013, 92 min, in English

A rollicking history of famed roots music label, Arhoolie Records, and its founder Chris Strachwitz.

“The musical anthropologist Alan Lomax would have adored THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!”

- The New York Times

Screenings

  • September 18, 2014
  • Rialto Cinemas, El Cerrito
    With directors Maureen Gosling & Chris Simon and Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz in person
  • El Cerrito, CA
  • September 27 @ 6pm
  • Pioneer Works
    On Saturday 9/27 at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Argot Pictures and Rooftop Films are presenting a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the release of THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! and legendary music label ARHOOLIE RECORDS! The evening includes appearances by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz and THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! directors Chris Simon & Maureen Gosling, screenings of rare performances from legendary Arhoolie artists such as, C.J. Chenier, Michael and David Doucet, Bukka White, Treme Brass Band, Lydia Mendoza, and many more, as well as two films by Les Blank (shown on 16mm): Chulas Fronteras (1976) and Del Mero Corazon (1979). The musical portion of the evening will include a special tribute to Lydia Mendoza by Las Rubias del Norte, a set of blues and roots music by singer Mamie Minch, rural Colombian Vallenato music by El Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica as well as special guests digging from the same rich catalog that made Arhoolie the defining label of regional roots music.
  • Brooklyn, NY - SPECIAL EVENT
  • September 19-30, 2014
  • The Roxie
    Friday 9/19 @ 7pm - Music by Creole Belles. Post-screening Q&A with Maureen Gosling; Saturday 9/20 @ 7pm - Music by La Familia Pe̱a Govea. Post-screening Q&A with Chris Simon
  • San Francisco, CA
  • September 19-30, 2014
  • Rafael Film Center
    Friday 9/19 @ 7pm - Q&A with Chris Simon & Bonnie Raitt. Co-director Chris Simon will be joined by film participant Bonnie Raitt for a discussion following the screening; Saturday 9/20 @ 7pm - Music by Howell Devine. Post-screening Q&A with Chris Strachwitz & Maureen Gosling
  • San Rafael, CA
  • September 19 - October 2, 2014
  • Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol
    Sunday 9/21 @ 7pm - Music by Will Spires. Post-screening Q&A with Chris Simon & Maureen Gosling
  • Sebastopol, CA
  • September 19 - October 9, 2014
  • Rialto Cinemas, Elmwood
    Friday 9/19 @ 7pm - Music by Michael Doucet. Post-screening Q&A with Chris Strachwitz
  • Berkeley, CA
  • October 8, 2014
  • Utah Film Center
    With Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon and Chris Strachwitz in person.
  • Salt Lake City, UT

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Maureen Gosling, Director, This Ain't No Mouse Music!