Posted: Jun 28, 2006 6:28 pm
DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL ADDS ENCORE!
631 W. 2nd Street
Yes Thursday nights' screening of "Ghost On The Highway" and performance of legendary Gun Club is sold out BUT we have added a second chance for one and all!
Monday July 3rd
8pm "Ghost On The Highway"
10:30PM Gun Club tribute with original members Terry Graham, Ward Dotson and special guests!
Ghost On The Highway: A Portrait Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce And The Gun Club
(Kurt Voss, 2006, 98 minutes)
Ghost On The Highway is a provocative study, which examines and celebrates the late Jeffrey Lee Pierce in all his puckish, shit-stirring glory. The film is a two-fingered salute in honor of Pierces legendary band The Gun Club, one of the most notorious and incendiary in the history of American popular music.
With comprehensive interviews with ex-Gun Club members Kid Congo Powers, Ward Dotson, Terry Graham, Jim Duckworth and Dee Pop, as well as observations and revelations from Pierce intimates such as Dave Alvin (The Blasters), John Doe (X), Henry Rollins (Black Flag; Rollins Band), Mike Martt (Tex and The Horseheads) and Peter Case (The Plimsouls). Ghost delivers new insights into the volatile psyche of bandleader Jeffrey Lee Pierce, who died at age 37 after a life of self-abuse which was, by turns, both riotous and tragic.
Still criminally undervalued, The Gun Club was the first group to fuse punk and blues, thus paving the way for more high profile contemporary acts like The White Stripes. The Gun Clubs music is timeless and Vosss homage to the band he loves is destined to be as ever lasting.the filmmakers
Kurt Voss (Director/Producer) is a Gun Club fan since 1981.
Andrew Powell (Producer/Editor/Composer) has been a film/TV composer for 20 years and makes his feature film editing debut with Ghost on the Highway.
GUN CLUB with Ward Dotson, Terry Graham, and Special Guests
"When I was a girl of age 6 I was often toted along to various shindigs, with your festival founder, Allison Anders, and Ghost on the Highway director Kurt Voss. There was one party in particular that I will never forget. I spotted a very odd looking woman with bleached blonde hair and too much make-up, wearing a plaid skirt. She was all on her lonesome chomping on some party food in the corner. She had a button of what appeared to be a photo of herself on her blazer. The curious and inquisitive child I was, I asked my mother, Why does that woman have a pin of herself on her jacket? My mother answered Honey, thats not a woman, thats Jeffrey Lee Pierce, and the button on his jacket is Debbie Harry. Needless to say, from there on out, I became a huge Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Gun Club fan. DKTR is proud to present this very special once in a lifetime reunion with original members of legendary Los Angeles punk/blues band The Gun Club." ~ Tiffany Anders