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Come Together: C***sucker Blues (aka CS Blues) (18*)

Mick Jagger

Our screening of this legendary documentary is arranged courtesy of Robert Frank, whose involvement with the Rolling Stones began when he shot the cover for their Exile on Main Street album in 1971.

The next year, Frank documented the band’s American tour; their first since the tragic Altamont concert. 

Described by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch as “definitely one of the best movies about rock and roll I’ve ever seen”, C***sucker Blues (aka CS Blues) features some great music and some great performances, including a dazzling joint appearance with Stevie Wonder on ‘Uptight’ and ‘Satisfaction’. 

As well as in concert, Frank shot the band between shows – back stage, in hotel rooms and in transit – capturing the seedier moments of life on tour, footage that lays bare some of the uglier manifestations of male-dominated rock and roll culture of the early 1970s.

US 1972 Dir Robert Frank, Danny Seymour 93 min Digital presentation 

© Robert Frank, 1972, distributed by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Please note: this film has strong sexual content, violence and drug use. 

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