7:15 PM | 1 hour, 53 minutes | PG-13 | Documentary
BEFORE THE FILM: 5:00 pm Pre-show cocktails and Round #2 of our Music Trivia fun night at The Rosendale Cafe. Holly George-Warren will sign copies of her Alex Chilton bio, A Man Called Destruction.
Q&A follows the film with director Drew DeNicola and Alex Chilton biographer Holly George-Warren
Holly George-Warren Drew DeNicola
A feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.
This 2012 documentary tells the wrenching story of the Memphis band that practically invented power pop in the 70s. Fronted by Alex Chilton (who sang “The Letter” with the Box Tops when he was only 16), Big Star has been called “the best band that never made it.” The film “puts us inside the music, and the head space, of a great, lost band.” (Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times).
There’s more: Introducing the film and following with Q&A will be the film’s director Drew DeNicola, and the author of the just-published biography of Alex Chilton, Phoenicia’s Holly George-Warren. Ms George-Warren will also be signing her book: A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton (Viking, 2014).