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Part of Music City Mondays.
Note: After a brief engagement at the Belcourt itself, CROCK OF GOLD will move to our online virtual cinema beginning Fri, Dec 4.
CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN deep dives into the life of the tortured Irish vocalist, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock. Featuring unseen archival footage from the band and MacGowan’s family, as well as animation from legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman, Julien Temple’s rollicking love letter spotlights the iconic frontman up to his 60th birthday celebration — where singers, movie stars and rock ’n’ roll outlaws gather to celebrate the man and his legacy. (Programming Note: CROCK OF GOLD does briefly feature shamed actor and executive producer of this film, Johnny Depp, in a particularly regrettable (but brief) example of a rhythm guitar being way too loud in the mix. We hope you’ll look past this, as we’ve elected, and focus on the subject at hand.)
“Certainly in the upper echelon of recent rock docs… Compassionate enough to leave you rooting for the singer to get his pot of gold, even if, at this point, that might just mean being able to write songs and stand upright on a stage again.” —Chris Willman, Variety “Veteran British director Julien Temple, best known for his forensically detailed music films rooted in the late 1970s London punk scene, plots a careful path between bleary-eyed bad-boy mythology and solid biographical reportage. The result is a richly researched, consistently entertaining documentary that should appeal beyond narrow fan circles.” —Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter “...A fascinating account of how cultural and political circumstances feed an artist’s make-up, and it is presented in a compelling format, mirroring the electric ride of MacGowan’s life.” —Mersa Auda, The Up Coming
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