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.

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JJ Kramer & Alice Cooper
Producer & Feature Interview

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Scott Crawford
Director

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Cameron Crowe & Scott Crawford

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Jaan Uhelszki & Joan Jett
Producer & Musician

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Chad Smith
Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Bebe Buell

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Paul Stanley
KISS

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Gene Simmons
KISS

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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..."

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  • "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."

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Cleveland OH
March 29........8:50PM
March 30........1:20PM

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH
May 29........TBA

Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, Asbury Park, NJ
April 27........12:00PM

Echo Park Rising, Los Angeles CA
August 15........TBA

Desert Daze, Perris CA
October 10........TBA