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Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine

Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine
Documentary | 2020 | NR. 1hr 15min
CAST: Jeff Ament, Lester Bangs, Alice Cooper DIRECTOR: Scott Crawford VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 8/27 | WATCH NOW

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.


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Colorfully and convincingly makes the case for the magazine's lasting contributions, a sharp, hip piece of rock history told with the same kind of insolent wit that made CREEM what it was.
Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle
[Director] Crawford's documentary celebrates the legacy of CREEM in all its dysfunctional glory, not only addressing but owning all the things about it that would never fly in 2020.
Ed Masley, Arizona Republic
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