Carolyn Pfeiffer: A Cinematic Life

Introduced by author Carolyn Pfeiffer

A Texas good ol’ boy (Meat Loaf) who gets a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock ’n’ roll show soon finds himself celebrated as the greatest roadie of all time. Filmed in Austin, Roadie features legendary musicians including Alice Cooper, Deborah Harry and Blondie, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams, Jr.

About Carolyn Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer grew up in the United States, moved to Europe after college, and currently resides in Marfa, Texas. Early in her career she became Claudia Cardinale’s assistant in Italy, later working for Alain Delon and Omar Sharif before establishing a public relations company in London. Pfeiffer also produced and distributed films in Jamaica and the United States, including a longstanding collaboration with Alan Rudolph.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.


Directed by Alan Rudolph
(USA, 1980, 106 minutes, in English)
Brown Auditorium Theater, 35mm


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