Rock'n'Roll Movie Night this Thursday at Bela Dubby 1/27
January 24, 2011 01:03PM
Music, madness and the quest for the ultimate rock'n'roll power trip... This Thursday at the Bela Dubby in Lakewood, an in-depth cinematic examination of the dark side of rock'n'roll. "Payday" (1973) follows 36 hours in the life of sleazy country superstar Maury Dann, played to insane perfection by Rip Torn. The pills, the booze, the groupies, the murder... follow Rip Torn on his downward spiral to hell, as his tour stampedes into an out of control drug spectacle, on his way to film an episode of "The Johnny Cash Show"!



"White Star", aka "Let it Rock" (1983), features Dennis Hopper's wildest performance, as Kenneth Barlow, former tour manager of the Rolling Stones! Barlow is the manager of bland, Yanni-on-cough-syrup New Age synth act Moody Midinsky. Barlow keeps coming up with zany schemes to attract publicity, like booking Moody at scummy punk shows (lifted straight out of "Suburbia") in order to incite riots and faking assassination attempts against his prodigy. His efforts to transform Moody into "White Star", a blazing supernova of rock, are continually thwarted by the massive amounts of pills and coke that were consumed both on and off-screen. Hopper filmed this during the peak of cocaine addiction, and his performance is less acting than wildly improvised coke rants.



The movies will be shown on projector screen, and the rock'n'roll power trip will commence at 8pm. Booze, refreshments and fun will be readily available for all who wish to partake. As always, the event is FREE and everyone is invited. The Bela Dubby is located at 13321 Madison Ave in Lakewood. So come on out and celebrate the transforming power of music.

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