CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine
“Vintage rock fans will be in (cough) high heaven.” – Variety
Starts August 7
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, 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.
Directed by Scott Crawford. Written by Scott Crawford & Jaan Uhelszki. USA. 2019. 75 mins:
Rental Period: 3 days.