|LET THEM EAT ROCK: a doc about The Upper Crust
||[Nov. 28th, 2006|04:42 pm]
The Boston Community
ENCORE SCREENING! |
HOSTED BY DIRECTOR RODMAN FLENDER!
FEATURING 18th CENTURY THEMED PERFORMANCE BY BLACK CAT BURLESQUE!
Dec. 2nd - Midnight - Coolidge Corner Theatre
"A must-see for rock fans, voyeurs, and history nerds alike." - Adam Gnade, Portland Mercury
A local rockumentary featuring The Upper Crust, a band consisting "of a bunch of 30 year old guys pretending they are in the 18th century." At the brink of becoming big, yet putting their record company out of business, the highs and lows of being in a band are exposed. Live performances (including the Conan O'Brien Show and venues around Boston) with behind the scenes footage are contrasted with the band members' day jobs and home life. Thus revealing their transformation from average Joe to European nobleman. Take the lead singer Ted for instance; a Harvard professor by day, Lord Rockingham at night singing about "Monarchy in the U.S.A," a song which later fuels an F.B.I investigation of the band. Divided into two periods, five years apart, we see how their contrasting personalities and interests shape the outcome of the band. As well as the ironic changes that five years can bring. - Justyna Kornacka, Boston Underground Film Festival
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