LOS ANGELES PREMIERE CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE
“The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark”
November 11th | Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | 8pm to 10:30pm
Red is Green Carpet Event | Q & A Session after the screening with Gene Clarks son’s Kai Clark, Kelly Clark, Saul Davis, Carla Olson, Tom Solcum, and close family friends, Joanelle Romero (founder Red Nation Film Festival) and more to be announced.
“Quietly gripping – a remarkable job” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“A richly merited monument” – Uncut
Director: Jack and Paul Kendall
Producers: Dan Kendall, Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall
Documentary Feature | USA | 110 mins.
Bob Dylan described him as one of the three best songwriters in the world. He was the original front man for one of the most iconic and influential bands of the 60s. After his abrupt departure from The Byrds, at the peak of their popularity, he made records that are still regarded as classics. And he was one of the great pioneers of both folk rock and country rock. Yet, so far as the public is concerned, Gene Clark is largely unknown and his reputation lags far behind that of peers such as Gram Parsons.
Since his death in 1991, at the age of 46, his songs have been covered by artists ranging from Robert Plant to Yo La Tengo, and he’s been hailed as a key influence by successive generations of musicians, such as Tom Petty, Primal Scream and Fleet Foxes. Even though some of his albums have been unavailable for long periods and only now are all in print again.
This 110 minute documentary explores the mystery of why this richly talented but deeply enigmatic and often self-destructive man failed to enjoy the success his work deserved. Drawing on interviews with his family, friends and fellow musicians, a wealth of great music from the four decade span of his career and previously unseen archive material, it’s a story that’s both compelling and moving, veering between moments of magic and moments of madness.
Cast: Gene Clark … Himself, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Barry McGuire, Carla Olson, Saul Davis, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Taj Mahal
Q & A with Gene Clarks son’s Kai Clark, Kelly Clark, Saul Davis, Carla Olson, Tom Solcum, and close family friends, Joanelle Romero (founder Red Nation Film Festival) and more to be announced.
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Donation suggested $20. per person (no one will be turned away) benefiting Native Youth Matter If I Can See It I Can Be It
Event Title: Los Angeles Premiere Feature | Star-Studded Red is Green Carpet Event
Event Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Event Producer: Red Nation Films
Event Location: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Laemmle ‘Music Hall” Theatre.
Event Times: Red is Green Carpet Arrivals 7:00pm; 8:00pm to 10:00pm Screening with Red Nation Q & A Session Following with Director and special guests.
Proceeds benefiting: NATIVE YOUTH MATTER – If I Can See It I Can Be It