Punk era musicians, thesps to appear at debut event
CBGB Festival has announced the final lineup of its inaugural film event, including the world premiere of rock doc “The Rise and Fall of the Clash.” Program will also include Q&A events and special appearances.
Other slated pics include Bob Forrest doc “Bob and the Monster,” Sara Sugarman’s “Vinyl,” Bob Benjamin doc “Just Around the Corner” and “What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf Live at Cat’s Cradle.”
Expected guests include Cheetah Chrome and Jeff Magnum of the Dead Boys, Tommy Ramone, Monte Melnick and “Quadrophenia” star Phil Daniels.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday. The Gotham event takes places from July 5 to 8. Premiere pics will unspool at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, with additional screenings at the Anthology Film Archives and the Magno Screening Room.
Other films in the lineup feature artists such as Kurt Cobain, Fishbone, the Replacements, Patti Smith and Wilco.
Part of the original interior from the pioneering punk club is currently being used as the set of helmer Randall Miller and scribe Jody Savin’s feature pic “CBGB,” which starts shooting Monday. Club was founded by Hilly Kristal in the ’70s and closed in 2006.
More information including full lineup and pass details can be found at cbgb.com.