Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis documentary and an eye-popping expose on the world of competitive dog grooming are among the first 10 documentaries selected for the 2019 Maryland Film Festival.
Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine
NAME OF FILM: BOY HOWDY! THE STORY OF CREEM MAGAZINE
DIRECTOR(S): Scott Crawford
STARRING: Jeff Ament, Alice Cooper, Cameron Crowe
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: By 1969, American rock and roll was in danger of belonging solely to California, and it was high time some Detroit muscle brought the music back to the people. Enter Barry Kramer’s CREEM magazine, the down and dirty rebel of the counterculture. Created in the heart of Detroit, CREEM first brought local music legends like Bob Seger, The Stooges, MC5, and Alice Cooper to national attention, it provided the ideal platform for seminal critic Lester Bangs, and it even first coined the term “punk rock.” Boy Howdy! both tells the story and recreates the debauchery, with firsthand accounts from stars like Joan Jett, Gene Simmons, and Cameron Crowe. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of CREEM’s launch (and the 30th anniversary of its unceremonious end); let’s bring the party back and celebrate this legendary Michigan institution.