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Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine

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10/18/2020
Date: Oct 16 - Oct 29
Venue: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Location: 313 N. 13th Street
Ticket Price: See website for ticket information
Time: Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.
Website: www.TheRoss.org
Phone: (402) 472-5353

Opening at The Ross on Friday, October 16, CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE is the history of rock 'n' roll publication Creem magazine -- from its humble beginnings in Detroit to its growing popularity and ultimate demise. “CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE” colorfully and convincingly makes the case for the magazine's lasting contributions, a sharp, hip piece of rock history told with the same kind of insolent wit that made Creem what it was. –Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle A brief, careening survey through the publication's two-decade life and times, filled with colorful personalities and commentary. Vintage rock fans will be in (cough) high heaven. –Dennis Harvey, Variety Afforded insider access, CREEM takes the opportunity to burnish the magazine's contribution to music journalism and rock 'n' roll culture. –Zach Long, Time Out CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, October 16 through Thursday, October 29. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse -- spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way -- then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.