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CBGB (2013)

CBGB

Overview


Genre

Drama, Musical

Release Date

October 11, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

101 min.

Studio

XLrator Media

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Don't waste your weekend watch this movie.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Randall Miller

Producer

Jody Savin, Randall Miller

Screenwriter

Jody Savin, Randall Miller

Starring

Story


"CBGB" follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its origins as Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. Kristal, a fan of Country and Bluegrass dreamed of having a club in the lower Eastside that catered to that kind of music, when he had difficulty booking those bands he turned to other kinds of rock music. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked, they could only play their own original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost.

Pictures (31 photos)


Poster of XLrator Media's CBGB (2013)
Alan Rickman stars as Hilly Kristal in XLrator Media's CBGB (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..CBGB misses the opportunity to educate. But its biggest sin..”
by Brian McManus [Village Voice]
“..there is no story to speak of. Just a series of anecdotes that gain very little when acted out on screen..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..the most distressing bad choice in "CBGB,'' a movie entirely composed from them, is that those brilliant songs are repurposed studio recordings..”
by Farran Smith Nehme [New York Post]