Wayne Kramer

  • Lech Kowalski – Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie (1999)

    ”Born To Lose (The Last Rock & Roll Movie)’ documents the myth, and dark reality, of Johnny Thunders. It contains plenty of choice concert material, much of which has never been seen before. There are also a large number of interviews with people talking about Johnny but none of Johnny himself. Some of the scenes in this film were shot by Lech for two un-
    finished films that were to star Johnny titled ‘Gringo’ and ‘Stations Of The Cross.’Read More »

  • David C. Thomas – MC5: A True Testimonial [+ Extras] (2002)

    “A riveting. all-elbows and knuckles documentary about the proto-punk warriors known as the MCS”NY Times

    “The film is a touching, detailed portrait of an important and often overlooked band” SF Chronicle

    Premise: This documentary examines the career of the Detroit rock group, the MC5 (1964-1972), a hard-edged rock band that emerged amidst the political turmoil of the late 1960s. As the band’s popularity grew, their chance at broader popularity was challenged by their ties to counterculture individuals like John Sinclair (leader of the left-wing revolutionary group, the White Panthers) whose presence made the band controversial targets for the police, government, FBI, etc. Establishing a fast, guitar-fueled loud rock sound that would influence the punk bands just a few years later, the MC5 eventually faded into obscurity, but they have maintained a cult following ever since.Read More »

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