Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, January 8th at 5:15pm for “New York Doll” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion. Note: This film is showing in the Coolidge’s “Screening Room”, which is quite small, so you might want to show up early or preorder tickets.
“With his mild-mannered exterior and day job at a Mormon library, it’s hard to connect buttoned-down Arthur Kane with his raucous rock ‘n’ roll past. But during the early 70s Arthur “Killer” Kane was the statuesque bassist for the legendary (and highly influential) glam-rock outfit The New York Dolls. Kane, however, found it difficult to recoup after the Dolls’ demise, struggling to spark his music career, battling alcoholism, and failing in his marriage. Director Greg Whiteley’s film picks up Kane’s story just as his long-held dream of reuniting the Dolls finally comes true with a high profile gig in London, and follows him through the unexpected events of his post-show homecoming.
Before the feature, we present A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN UNDER-APPRECIATED STAR, director David Winkfield’s short documentary about Brookline resident Jerry Pearlswig, a professional autograph hound and all-around sweet guy, who is on his day’s quest to get a photo with actor (and musician) Kevin Bacon.”