Brian Wilson for Echo in the Canyon

Brian Wilson (pictured) and the Beach Boys are among the musicians included in the new documentary “Echo in the Canyon,” which examines the influence of the 1960s “California sound.” The film opens Friday at Circle Cinema. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World file

It’s a musical weekend in specialty cinema offering with documentaries on classic rockers and Pavarotti, as well as a Broadway musical filmed for the big screen.


“Echo in the Canyon”: The Laurel Canyon arts scene of the 1960s that saw the explosion of bands including Crosby, Still & Nash, the Mamas and the Papas, the Byrds and more is examined in this music-filled documentary.

“Pavarotti”: The life and legend of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is explored in this new documentary directed by Ron Howard. Ken McConnell, Tulsa Opera’s general director, will introduce the screening, and Karlye Whitt, a Tulsa Opera Young Artist performer, will sing one song before the film.

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”: One of the year’s most acclaimed films is this tribute to the city by the bay and moving story of a friendship.


“Kinky Boots the Musical”: The Broadway production recorded live for the big screen, playing at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Cinemark Tulsa.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 presents “Whisper of the Heart”: This yearlong nod to the anime masters from Japan continues with screenings of this 1995 young romance set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, (English dubbed) and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, (with English subtitles) at AMC Southroads 20, Cinemark Tulsa and Broken Arrow Warren Theatre.

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