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Event 103


Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll is the 1987 seminal documentary profiling godfather of rock and roll Chuck Berry. Taylor Hackford directed; Keith Richards was the musical director; Stephanie Bennett produced; and Bruce Springsteen Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, and Robert Cray among others appeared. Producer Bennett now publishes the book Johnny B. Bad, compiling an oral history of the documentary with interviews with over 15 main players, including Helen Mirren, which reveal not just what it took to make the film but provide a close up look of Chuck Berry as never seen before – the sometimes cruel and shocking man behind the mask. She introduces an exclusive screening of the film and signs books at its conclusion. (Film runtime 120 mins)

Supported by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Sun, 19 May 2019

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