Brian Wilson @ Chicago Theatre w/ The Beach Boys (more by James Richards IV)
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CIMM Fest 2014 begins tonight (5/1), yet as with any festival, changes do happen. In this case, it happens to be a great one: the often reclusive Brian Wilson will be joining award-winning director John Anderson's From the Cutting Room Floor panel via phone/Skype. The panel takes place in the lounge at The Logan Theatre on Friday, May 2 from 8-9:30PM.

Here's its description:

More than 95% of footage shot for documentaries doesn't make the final product. In music documentaries, it's not unusual for classic performances, in-depth interviews and one-of-a-kind material - the stuff that the serious musicphiles consider gold - to wind up on the cutting room floor due to time constraints, legal complications and bad hair days. For the first time ever, Grammy-nominated director John Anderson, (Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE) - whose subjects have included Pete Townshend, Jack White, Neil Young, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, James Cotton, Cheap Trick, John Prine, Eric Burdon, Tiny Tim, Kanye West, Andy Summers and John Cage - opens up his vault and shares with CIMMfest classic moments that have passed through his hands on their way to the cutting room floor.

Festival passes (4-day + single-day) are still available.

Watch Brian Wilson and his band perform SMiLE live after the jump...

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Brian Wilson - SMiLE live