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Stax Records and The Beach Boys

Poster: The Beach Boys (Film)|Distributed By: Disney+/ Poster: Stax: Soulsville U.S.A.(Film) | Distributed By: Max

The American experience has a soundtrack, and two of the biggest sources of that music are explored in documentaries released this week. Disney+ released its feature documentary The Beach Boys, and the four-part HBO Max mini series Stax: Soulsville U.S.A. also began streaming on Max. Fellow Film Critic Felipa Solis joins Host Charles Horak to discuss the two new documentary films that explore iconic music from two very different spectrums of the American Experience.

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Originally aired on May 26, 2024

Charles Horak didn't sleep much as a child, preferring instead to watch movies on late night TV. Not much has changed since then, except that he now shares his life-long passion for movies with others. Horak's association with On Film began in the summer of 2002 when he was interviewed by the show's originator, Cynthia Haines. In the summer of 2005, Horak took over for Haines as host of the show.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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