Coming to select theatres and to virtual cinemas this Friday, August 7:
CREEM: AMERICA’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAGAZINE
SXSW 2019 (under its original title, BOY HOWDY! THE STORY OF CREEM MAGAZINE)
DOC NYC, Freep, Cleveland, Maryland, Asbury Park
The history of the influential Detroit-based rock publication.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Cheekily declaring itself “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine,” CREEM launched in 1969 Detroit as an irreverent upstart to rival the pre-eminent rock publication of the day, Rolling Stone. Scrappy, subversive, and gleefully puerile, the magazine soon became wildly popular, thanks in large part to its forward-thinking publisher, Barry Kramer, and its gonzo journalist, Lester Bangs. Scott Crawford’s film offers a riotous look back on CREEM‘s history, the dysfunctional family of outsiders behind its pages, and its lasting impact on music and culture.