City Slang: Watch a new clip from Super Duper Alice Cooper
Rolling Stone has posted an exclusive clip from the forthcoming movie Super Super Alice Cooper. According to a statement, “In this clip, we see the band introduced to their manager, Shep Gordon, for the very first time… amongst some other familiar characters.
Filmmaker Reginald Harkema comments on the segment, “It’s 1969 in Los Angeles and Lester Chambers of the Chamber Brothers (Time Has Come Today) has hooked up a meeting between the Alice Cooper Group who live in his basement and dope dealer Shep Gordon who is looking for a group to manage as a front for his dope dealing business at the Landmark Hotel. When the Alice Cooper Group arrive, they enter a cloud-filled room that reveals the club of 27, Jimi, Janis and Jimbo, enjoying Shep’s wares”
See the clip here.
“Super Duper Alice Cooper is presented by Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, and distributed to theaters and venues by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live). As mentioned above, Super Duper Alice Cooper is the first ever “doc opera” – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of Alice Cooper.
Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60’s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s’ souls. Alice’s story is told not only by the man himself, but through exclusive interviews with members of the original Alice Cooper band, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon, and Dee Snider.
Super Duper Alice Cooper is the creation of Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn at Banger Films, producers of Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009 SXSW Audience Choice Winner) and Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (2010 Grammy-nominated and Tribeca Audience Choice Winner), and much-lauded filmmaker Reginald Harkema, winner of the TIFF Special Jury Prize for his film Monkey Warfare.”
See the trailer here:
“On April 30, 2014, Super Duper Alice Cooper will begin showing in over 250 U.S. cinemas and venues. Each screening will include a pre-recorded “Keep Calm & Just Ask Alice” Q&A and welcome from Alice. See below for an updated list of U.S. theatrical and venue screenings, sorted by their original screening date. Several of the mentioned theaters and venues will show multiple screenings of Super Duper Alice Cooper, so make sure to check your local listings for more information.