Echo In the Canyon 1.0 stars

Echo In the Canyon movie poster

Newcomer Andrew Slater is credited with directing and co-writing what is ostensibly a documentary tribute to the influential Laurel Canyon music scene of the ‘60s. Alas, this is as much a Jakob Dylan vanity project as it is a documentary. Jakob hosts! Jakob sings! Jakob produces! Be it a soft focus reverse angle elbow poking in frame right, the back of his head, or one of the multitudinous cutaways to our non-emotive emcee nodding in agreement — the first hundred patrons should receive a commemorative Jakob Dylan bobblehead — the singer hogs more screen time than Milton Berle in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. (At least Bob had the perspicacity to hire Scorsese.) Never at a loss for words, sublime self-proclaimed a’hole David Crosby has insight to spare, and damn if John Sebastian still doesn’t come across as the happiest guy on earth. The curious can learn more from watching YouTube accounts of the era than from sitting through this. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Wednesday, June 26

10:05am, 12:05pm

Thursday, June 27

10:05am, 12:05pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Wednesday, June 26

10:10am, 1:50pm, 6:25pm

Thursday, June 27

10:00am, 11:40am, 1:40pm, 5:20pm

Friday, June 28

1:35pm, 5:55pm, 7:10pm

Saturday, June 29

1:35pm, 5:55pm, 7:10pm

Sunday, June 30

1:35pm, 5:55pm, 7:10pm

Monday, July 1

1:35pm, 5:55pm, 7:10pm

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Wednesday, June 26

2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, June 27

2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:40pm

Friday, June 28

2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Saturday, June 29

11:10am, 2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, June 30

11:10am, 2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Monday, July 1

2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, July 2

2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, July 3

2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, July 4

11:10am, 2:00pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:45pm

La Paloma

471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 760-436-7469 | Directions

Wednesday, June 26

4:20pm, 6:20pm, 8:15pm

Thursday, June 27

4:00pm

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