Dominoes’ Movie creation began in 1976, long before the appearance of “rock videos.” Its composition marked a radical departure in documentary filmmaking, that continued to separate it from other sixties movies and videos. Completed in 1989, the Dominoes Movie release was delayed until summer of 2009, when it acquired dynamic distribution.
Traditional documentaries which rely on talking head interviews or commentary are unable to capture the force and spontaneity of those times, because they ignore the sixties’ coda: “the medium is the message.” In the 1960s, the real protagonists – youth and the disenfranchised – seized the world’s attention by expressing themselves directly through TV news footage and music, “as the whole world watched” and listened. In a very real sense – and one not sensed quite that way since – the 60s generation’s spokesmen were their musicians. The seminal rock groups and musicians of the times, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Neil Young, Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin were the de facto spokesmen for the 60s generation.