Boy Howdy!
The story of Creem Magazine

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.

feature-row__image

JJ Kramer & Alice Cooper
Producer & Feature Interview

feature-row__image

Scott Crawford
Director

feature-row__image

Cameron Crowe & Scott Crawford

feature-row__image

Jaan Uhelszki & Joan Jett
Producer & Musician

feature-row__image

Chad Smith
Red Hot Chili Peppers

feature-row__image

Bebe Buell

feature-row__image

Paul Stanley
KISS

feature-row__image

Gene Simmons
KISS

feature-row__image

Michael Stipe
R.E.M.

Partial Cast Listing: Cameron Crowe, Alice Cooper, Kirk Hammett, Joan Jett, Michael Stipe, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Chad Smith, Peter Wolf, Wayne Kramer

  • "This documentary on the late, lamented monthly that gave Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs their first big breaks examines the impact that its irreverent journalism, reverence for..."

    FULL REVIEW
  • "A lively chronicle of CREEM, the defunct sex-drugs-and-rock 'n' roll-fueled music mag that provided a gleefully impudent rival to upscale Rolling Stone."

    FULL REVIEW
UPCOMING SCREENINGS

DOC NYC, New York, NY

November 13 @ 9:45PM

SOUND UNSEEN, Minneapolis, MN

November 17 @ 5:00PM