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Like any good documentary, this one releases information slowly and sometimes with startling abruptness.
There's an undeniable fascination to watching the extensive footage of Erickson, whose yowling, manic vocals on display in the extensive archival performance footage contrasts dramatically with scenes of him in more recent times.
You're Gonna Miss Me follows Roky Erickson, the lead singer of the 13th Floor Elevators and maybe the most influential 1960s pop star that most folks haven't heard of.
A sensitive case-study of a promising artist who fell afoul of the system but still managed, with the help of family, to reassemble his shattered life.
Director Keven McAlester thinks he's making Crumb, but he doesn't give you enough of [Roky] Erickson in his glory. You're Gonna Miss Me has the taint of exploitation.
One moment of true grace is exactly what You're Gonna Miss Me gives, but the rest of it is pretty interesting as well.
Today Roky is actually on tour again, with a number of 2007 musical festival appearances including Coachella -- a development at least worthy of an afterword.
Like Crumb or The Devil and Daniel Johnston, it's remarkably close-up moviemaking, with family secrets laid bare for all the world to see.
The film chronicles [Roky's brother] Sumner's quest - and [Roky's mother] Evelyn's resistance, and Roky's oblivious disconnection - in scenes of remarkable and distressing intimacy. There are also several clips of rare footage from the Elevators days that
Powerful drama about a legendary rock musician's battle with schizophrenia and a chance at a new life.
Another dysfunctional American family gets its documentary close-up in the sad but involving You're Gonna Miss Me, the story of legendary music pioneer Roger "Roky" Erickson.
A fascinating doc about Roky Erickson, the singer for '13th floor elevators'. Very similar to the doc 'Devil in Daniel Johnston' and just as good.
Was it the drug usage that transformed him from a rock pioneer into an incoherent burnout, or was it the preexisting schizophrenia? Was it the treatments that he received in the hospitals, or was it simply the fact that he was locked up in these hospitals? These questions really can't be answered, and the documentary does not attempt to do so. What it does do is present the man's life story from the beginning of his musical career up until the present leaving it up to the viewer to come to his or her own conclusions about this tragic turn of events.
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