Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cinematheque to present ultra rare Rolling Stones film next Friday

[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque presents the first-ever Cleveland showing of Robert Frank’s legendary, nigh-impossible-to-see 1972 Rolling Stones documentary C**KSUCKER BLUES next Friday, November 15, at 9:15 pm. The screening will take place in the Aitken Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle, telephone (216) 421-7450, www.cia.edu/cinematheque. Free parking for filmgoers is available in the adjacent CIA lot, located off of East Blvd. Further details can be found below.
Friday, November 15, at 9:15 pm
A Special Event!
USA, 1972, Robert Frank
Here’s an ultra-rare screening of a legendary, never released, nigh-impossible-to-see Rolling Stones movie made by fabled photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank (The Americans). In 1972 Frank followed the Stones as they toured North America promoting their album Exile on Main St.; it was their first cross-country U.S. tour since Altamont. Though the band commissioned the film—expecting a frank (so to speak), unvarnished portrait of rock ‘n’ roll life on the road—what they got proved so objectionable (sex and drugs and loneliness and boredom) that they ordered the movie shelved. CS Blues remains unreleased to this day, though special archival screenings (like ours) are occasionally allowed. With Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Terry Southern, Stevie Wonder, et al. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. DigiBeta. 93 min. Special admission $15; Cinematheque members and CIA I.D. holders $12; age 25 & under $10. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no second film discount. Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/492749   C**ksucker Blues is © Robert Frank, 1972, distributed by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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