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

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

A FILM BY: Scott Crawford
WRITTEN BY: Scott Crawford, Jaan Uhelszki
STARRING: Jeff Ament, Lester Bangs, Alice Cooper

Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, thefilm 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 clownprince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

“Vintage rock fans will be in (cough) high heaven.” — Variety

“Enthusiastic, irreverent to the point of rude and delivered in clips and quips edited into rat-a-tat-tat bursts, a documentary that mimics its subject to a T.” — Movie Nation

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 75 mins
Format: Digital