SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK
Official Selection Of The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Arrives On Digital HD July 11 From Magnolia Home Entertainment
“Provides an invaluable glimpse into the private thoughts of
certain rock legends.”
“Essential doc for anyone interested in the amazing era of rock music.”
− Film Journal International
LOS ANGELES – Go behind the camera of “the man who shot the ‘70s” with the vibrant documentary SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK. Following the life of legendary photographer Mick Rock, including the story behind his famous images and friendships with legends such as David Bowie, Lou Reed and Queen the “candid and compelling documentary” (IndieWire) arrives on Digital HD on July 11 from Magnolia Home Entertainment.
Narrated by Rock and featuring never-before-seen archival footage, audio recordings and original images of icons including Bowie, Debbie Harry, Syd Barrett, Reed, Iggy Pop and more, SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK “provides a hyperkinetic tour” (Forbes) of the most famous moments in music. After becoming Bowie’s personal photographer and befriending Reed, Rock’s social status and reputation rose, making him a prominent photographer for London’s glam rock and New York’s punk scene. As the fascinating film unfolds, Rock shares unforgettable stories about his time with these cultural legends, as well as a near-death experience from a life fueled by the excess of rock ‘n’ roll.
SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK will be available on Digital HD from iTunes, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW and additional digital retailers July 11.
SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK is an odyssey into the colorful and bohemian tales of rock ‘n’ roll history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock's greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Through the poignant lens of rock ‘n’ roll mythology; icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, poet, and custodian of dreams Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Mick turns inward to face himself and the experiences as the visual record-keeper of myths and legends that propelled him into a living icon in this rock ‘n’ roll comeback story. Mick’s now infamous images of the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Pink Floyd’s founding member Syd Barrett, Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are now imprinted on our collective psyche forever and generations to come.
Presented in his own words, juxtaposed with spellbinding images and exclusive never-seen or heard archival film footage, audio recordings and original material, this film reveals an enigmatic Rock and his adventurous life both behind the camera and as an integral member of the artist’s entourage working with and shaping some of the most outrageous, recognized and accomplished musicians and personalities of the past forty years. An icon-maker, and icon in his own right, Rock is among a very few photographers who himself is photographed walking red carpets in Los Angeles, London, New York and around the globe.