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You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Date: Wed. Sep. 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / at the door

Synopsis

Outside Austin, Texas, a 53-year-old man sleeps to the melody of four radios, three televisions, two amps, a radio scanner, and a Casio keyboard, all screeching at the same time. Loudly. He has three teeth and his hair is matted into one huge dreadlock.

This is the story of Roky Erickson: manic frontman for the legendary band The 13th Floor Elevators, creators of psychedelic music and muse to Janis Joplin. You’re Gonna Miss Me is a disturbingly intimate portrait of an imploding family and the struggle between modernized medicine and religion.

Known for his colossal heroin & LSD binges, struggles with schizophrenia, and and unthinkable term at Rusk Hospital for the criminally insane, Roky went missing from the world.

You’re Gonna Miss Me reveals the shocking & triumphant truth behind one of Rock’s great mysteries.

Dir. Keven McAlester, 91 min, USA, 2005

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