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The Insiders: Toaster pastries for dad and a music documentary double feature for everyone

First things first today: it’s Father s Day, so make sure you’re nice to your dad before you ask him for money and the keys to the car. Maybe you could even make him breakfast, assuming that heating up Pop Tarts in the toaster counts as “making” something.

After breakfast, though, head down to Red River Theatres for a “Rockin’ Doc Double Feature” of two music-based documentaries, hosted by Scott Solsky of the Granite State Music Festival (which is next weekend, FYI). The day kicks off at 2 p.m. with a showing of In Danger Of Being Discovered, a documentary that tells the story of musicians on the verge of hitting it big during the “flourishing mid-90s music scene.” Relatedly flourishing in the mid-90s? Flannel manufacturers. After the film, there will be a Q and A with director Mark Dole and members of Groovechild.

Stick around at 4:30 p.m. for Turn It Up!, described as the story of the electric guitar. Thankfully, it’s slightly longer and more informative than the story of the air guitar. The film follows the electric guitar’s journey from its invention in the 1930s to the explosion of the Guitar Hero video game and everything in between. Bonus local ties: New Hampshire’s Paul Hodes is featured in the documentary. Hodes will be on hand for a Q and A after the showing, along with director Bob Radler.

Tickets are $10 for each film, but if you purchase tickets for both you’ll get a free beverage from the concession stand. Tickets to the Granite State Music Festival will also be available at the theater.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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