Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine

2019 | USA | NR | 75 min.


State Theatre Thu, Aug 1, 2019 3:00 PM
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Aug 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
TCFF Rocks
Release Year:2019
Runtime:75 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Scott Crawford
Produced by:JJ Kramer
Jaan Uhelszki
Screenwriter:Scott Crawford
Jaan Uhelzski
Cinematography:Jim Saah
Editing By:Scott Crawford
Jim Saah
Patrick Wright
Cast:Jeff Ament
Alice Cooper
Cameron Crowe
Kirk Hammett


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. In Person: Director Scott Crawford, JJ Kramer.