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Special ticket prices apply! General admission tickets are $20; MFAH Members, students with ID, and senior adults receive a $5 discount.
This engagement of the legendary documentary Cocksucker Blues (in a digital version) has been arranged courtesy of Robert Frank, whose films the MFAH has archived and distributed since 1986. Frank’s involvement with the Rolling Stones began when he shot the cover for their Exile on Main Street album in 1971. The next year he documented the band’s American tour (its first since the tragic Altamont concert). Characterized by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch as “definitely one of the best movies about rock and roll I’ve ever seen,” the rarely screened CS Blues shows life on the road—with all its perks and pitfalls.
“Frank downplays the concert performances in favor of the backstage world, letting the everyday sounds of the tour give the film its feel: inconsequential conversations; a tiny music box; a sad, recurring piano theme; a scratchy record; and the ragged playing of rehearsal. Frank’s hypnotically rough camera and overlapping soundtrack immerse us in the reality of a very strange experience.”
—San Francisco International Film Festival