CREEM: AMERICA’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAGAZINE (75 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 8/7
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Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse – spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way – then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.
Director: Scott Crawford
Writers: Scott Crawford, Jaan Uhelszki (Writer) (as Jaan Uhelzski)
Stars: Jeff Ament, Lester Bangs, Alice Cooper
“A brief, careening survey through the publication’s two-decade life and times, filled with colorful personalities and commentary. Vintage rock fans will be in (cough) high heaven.”
–Dennis Harvey, VARIETY