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CREEM: America’s only rock ‘n’ roll magazine


Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, “CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit.

Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, “CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit.


Originally Published: August 11, 2020 10:08 a.m.

Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, “CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit.

The film, presented via MDF@Home, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later.

Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

The film features music and rock luminaries Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Kirk Hammett, Chad Smith, Chris Stein and many others.

To view this film and other titles, log on to SedonaFilmFestival.org and click on the MDF@Home link under the Events tab on the home page (or directly visit SedonaFilmFestival.com/mdfhome/) for links to order virtual screenings of any of the available films.

For each title, a portion of all sales will benefit the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and Sedona International Film Festival.