March 26, 2012
In conjunction with CFCR's Annual Membership Drive, we are very happy to present a FREE movie night at The Broadway Theatre, Thursday April 5th!
We've dug up two great documentaries for you, including the 3rd Canadian showing of "Better than Something: Jay Reatard," and the most excellent "Color Me Obsessed: A film about the Replacements".
Best of all, this is FREE - everyone is welcome! CFCR will have a table set up at the Theatre for 2012/13 CFCR Membership renewals and signups if you so choose. Hope to see you out!
7pm – “Better than Something: Jay Reatard”
BETTER THAN SOMETHING is an exciting and intimate portrait of Memphis-based punk musician Jay Reatard, who toured the world and released dozens of records over the course of a 15 year career that began in his mid-teens. Original and never-before-seen footage documents his self-made journey to iconic garage rock star, with colleagues, friends, and family speaking candidly about Jay's vibrant and complicated life. Jay Reatard himself - filmed just nine months before his untimely death at the age of twenty-nine - shares his experiences both on and off stage, with all the humor, savvy, and pathos one can expect from such a prolific and vital artist.
9pm – “Color Me Obsessed: A film about the Replacements”
For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined. This Minneapolis quartet took a teenage-punk attitude, threw it in a blender with classic and pop rock, and then poured it into a Middle American pint glass. Over the band's 12-year existence, its live sets were magical, a total mess, or both-depending on your mood and the members' respective blood alcohol levels.
Gorman Bechard's remarkable history of the 'Mats takes us from their first show as the Impediments to their 1991 onstage breakup in Chicago, and everywhere in between. Bechard bravely eschews including the band's music, photos, and live footage, instead relying solely on the fans: their well-kept memories, hilarious anecdotes, and differing points of views about the foursome's wildly varied discography and infamous antics.