On Thursday, August 22nd, the Chicago Underground Film Festival will celebrate its opening night with the world
premiere of “MC5: A True Testimonial”, a documentary on the wild 60’s rock band that influenced much of the 70’s punk rock.
Through rare film and television footage, still photographs, and interviews with all of the key players, the whole story of the MC5 is brought to life again. This is a story of stars and bars and drag strips and riots; Panthers and pot-busts; this is the real story of five genuine American heroes who had FBI files before they had a recording contract. The story of a revolution fueled by twin guitars and decked out in sequined suits; a story of the fire and of the smoke behind the American Dream.
Tickets for the screenings at 7:00pm and 10:30pm are going quick, so you better get on it.
Check out the “MC5: A True Testimonial” website.

Posted on August 6, 2002 in Festivals by

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