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    just found this on bomplist ... http://www.ticketweb.com/user/? region=chicago&query=schedule&attract=84413
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 3, 2002
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      just found this on bomplist

      --- Chicago Underground Film Festival <info@...>; wrote:
      > Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 19:09:51 -0500
      > From: Chicago Underground Film Festival <info@...>;
      > Subject: Kick Out The Jams with CUFF! MC5 film premieres August 22
      > To: Drone On <droneon@...-fi.com>;
      >
      > Are You Ready To Testify?
      >
      > the 9th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival
      > (http://www.cuff.org)
      >
      > Presents on Opening Night
      >
      > the World Premiere Premiere of
      >
      > MC5 * A True Testimonial
      > THURSDAY AUGUST 22, 7:00 and 10:30 PM
      > At Landmark's Century Centre Cinemas
      > 2828 North Clark St (@ Diversey Parkway) in Chicago, IL
      >
      > Tickets on sale now at
      >
      http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?
      region=chicago&query=schedule&attract=84413
      >
      > Hurry They are selling fast!!
      >
      > MC5 * A True Testimonial
      > Dave Thomas
      > Documentary Video 133:00 2002 World Premiere
      >
      > "The MC5 was like an aberration, a really lucky stroke of guys who
      > were
      > hugely passionate in the mid to late 60s who were driven by an
      > arrogant
      > idealism that was a lot more physical and a lot more
      > testosterone-driven
      > than most Rock around it and they were so cool and they kicked it
      > out so
      > hard that they scared everybody away." - Dave Wyndorf, Monster
      > Magnet
      >
      > Brothers and Sisters, The Chicago Underground Film Festival is
      > proud to
      > present the world premiere of 3MC5 * A True Testimonial,2 an
      > in-depth
      > revelation of the last great untold story of the 1960s, the story
      > of the
      > MC5.
      >
      > One of the most electrifying acts to ever storm a rock-9n9-roll
      > stage, the
      > MC5's Detroit performances in the late 60s are legend. Their debut
      > album,
      > 3Kick Out the Jams,2 set a high-energy sonic standard rarely
      > matched in the
      > thirty years since its release. The MC5's uncompromising stance and
      > radical
      > affiliations placed them, briefly, at the musical forefront of a
      > generation
      > bent on political and cultural change. In the midst of the most
      > turbulent
      > years in our nation's history, the MC5 embraced the promise and
      > embodied the
      > possibilities of a real American Revolution.
      >
      > For their efforts the MC5 were rewarded with critical indifference,
      > broken
      > contracts, police hassles and the censorship and suppression of
      > their music.
      > The MC5 became, in their own words, "perfect targets for the
      > double-cross."
      > Relegated to some dark and forgotten corner of rock history, they
      > have
      > become little more than a curiosity, a footnote, victims of the
      > American
      > Ruse.
      >
      > But their legend has lived on, and while the influence of the MC5
      > continues
      > to resurface in Punk, in Heavy Metal, in Grunge, entire generations
      > know
      > little of their actual story. 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.
      >
      > Right Now, . . . it's time to Get Down With It, . . . it's time to
      > Testify,
      > . . . it's time to tell the true story of one of the most unique
      > and
      > influential American Rock- n9-Roll bands: the MC5 and their place
      > in Rock9s
      > and America9s History.
      >
      > Are you ready to Testify?
      >
      > For More Info visit http://www.futurenowfilms.com
      >
      > Also showing on Opening Night:
      >
      > The Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (Trailer)
      > Dietmar Post and Lucia Palacios
      > Documentary Video 3:00 2002
      >
      > Five American GIs stationed in Cold War Germany billed themselves
      > as the
      > anti-Beatles, wrote songs mocking the military, sported strange
      > haircuts,
      > played with feedback and the electric banjo and helped invent
      > industrial,
      > punk, and techno music. Coming in 2003.
      >
      >
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