Produced by JJ Kramer (son of CREEM co-founder and publisher Barry Kramer) and Jaan Uhelszki (original CREEM alum), directed by Scott Crawford (Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington DC, 1980-90), and scored by MC5 founder Wayne Kramer, CREEM: America’s Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine captures the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was reinventing itself. The film explores CREEM's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit and follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse. Along the way, we meet the rock critics who would influence a generation — Crowe, Uhelszki, Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, Susan Whitall, Sylvie Simmons and Patti Smith — before bearing witness to CREEM’s imminent demise following the tragic deaths of Bangs and Barry Kramer.
Comedy Dynamics will release Poor Greg Drowning through the Comedy Dynamics network, their hybrid distribution system composed of Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, Vimeo, Comcast, YouTube and more on August 11, 2020.
Written and directed by Jeffrey Scott Collins, the edgy comedy is about a love addict named Greg, whose girlfriend left him for their couples’ therapist. Depressed, heartbroken, and unemployed, Greg must find a roommate to help pay rent. But Greg scares all potential roommates away, except for a girl named Peyton who moves in and whom Greg falls madly in love with.
With unprecedented access to the artist, directors Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni chart Gordon Lightfoot's profound evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour, international star and beloved Canadian icon with 5 Grammy Nominations and over 10 million albums sold. The film is an intimate and emotional examination of Lightfoot's relationship to his music while intertwining his indelible legacy and unpacking key songs within the cultural history of folk and rock music along the way.
Watch the official trailer for the documentary ‘Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind’ - an exploration of the career, music and influence of the Canadian musical icon, which will be released later this summer via Greenwich Entertainment - here: https://youtu.be/Ftmy3xjup8c