In 1986, Paul Simon allegedly broke the United Nations cultural boycott of South Africa to produce his Grammy award-winning album “Graceland.” His collaboration with several South African musicians came at a pivotal time as the country was on the road to ending apartheid. In 2011, he returned to South Africa to retrace the steps leading up to the historic album, as well as the repercussions and political backlash that resulted. Director Joe Berlinger put it all on film, and last year “Under African Skies” was released to critical acclaim.
On Wednesday, the Wheeler Opera House will screen the film to wrap up its Rock Docs series in February. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. The film premiered at MountainSummit Festival in August, and the Wheeler is bringing it back.