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Bob And The Monster New Movie Poster & Trailer

You may recognize this guy from Celebrity Rehab or from his days in the punk band Thelonious Monster. Bob Forrest, the former drug addict and now drug counselor, retells his story from stardom to hitting rock bottom in the new documentary, Bob And The Monster. Check out the poster and trailer for the movie on DVD.

Bob And The Monster was produced in 2011, but the documentary is getting a theatrical release on September 3rd. Fellow rockers are interviewed for the film including Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Courtney Love, John Frusciante, Frenchie and Celebrity Rehab alum Steven Adler.

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Watch: Trailer for Bob & The Monster

Check out the trailer for Shaker Films' documentary Bob & the Monster. Keirda Bahruth directs the film which opens in theaters on September 3rd, 2013. A documentary chronicling the life of charismatic singer/songwriter Bob Forrest, from his days as front man of the indie rock band Thelonious Monster, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his triumph and transformation into one of the most influential addiction counselors in the Us today. Bob and the Monster crafts contemporary footage
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Bob And The Monster adds first poster

Catch the new poster for Keirda Bahruth's Bob and the Monster documentary on Bob Forrest. The Shaker Films in association with Passion Pictures film which has garnered many strong reviews, opens September 3rd. Bahruth directs the film, and also produces with Rich Ballard and Austin Wilkin. Six years in the making, this award winning documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the Us today. Bob and the Monster crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob’s past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis and Flea add texture, but it’s the depth of Bob’s music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story.
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Mindy McCready's Funeral Held, Celebrity Rehab Counselor Says "More People Will Die"

Mindy McCready's Funeral Held, Celebrity Rehab Counselor Says
What are Us Weekly's preferred partners discussing this Wednesday? Country singer and Celebrity Rehab star Mindy McCready's funeral -- just the latest in tragedies related to the VH1 show. Check out more stories in the roundup below. Mindy McCready was laid to rest in Florida on Tuesday. The country singer was the fifth person on Celebrity Rehab to pass away, and counselor Bob Forrest on the show says, unfortunately, "more people will die." (The Daily Beast) Happy Birthday, Samuel Affleck! Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's son celebrated his [...]
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Mindy McCready 'pushed over the edge' by boyfriend's death

Mindy McCready's former drugs counsellor believes the suicide of her boyfriend pushed her over the edge. The country singer took her own life at her Arkansas home earlier this month, 36 days after her partner David Wilson passed away in the same place, and Bob Forrest - who worked with the late star on 'Celebrity Rehab' in 2009 - was surprised by her actions. He said: 'I never thought Mindy would take her own life. I always thought if she died it would be at the hands of another because of her past physically abusive relationships with men. 'Mindy had lost custody of her kids before and didn't kill herself then. I absolutely believe that David Wilson's suicide a month
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Mindy McCready & The 'Celebrity Rehab' Curse

Mindy McCready & The 'Celebrity Rehab' Curse
Nashville, Tenn. — The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death.

The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from Season 3. The previous deaths stirred up rumors of a curse and a debate about the show's helpfulness. McCready's apparent suicide upped the pitch of the reaction, however.

Singer Richard Marx on Twitter compared Pinsky to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the so-called suicide doctor: "Same results."

Marx backed off later Monday, saying the crack went too far. But he restated his thoughts in a way that summed up much of the reaction in the first 24 hours since the 37-year-old McCready's death Sunday afternoon in Heber Springs, Ark.

"It is, however, my opinion that what Dr. D does is exploitation and his
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Is Early Rehab Release To Blame In Country Singer's Death?

Is Early Rehab Release To Blame In Country Singer's Death?
Heber Springs, Ark. — Mindy McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program just days before she apparently killed herself at her Arkansas home, her ex-boyfriend said Monday.

Billy McKnight, who was in a long, stormy relationship with McCready and is the father of her oldest child, Zander, said the 37-year-old mother of two stayed in the substance abuse treatment center for about 18 hours before she was allowed to walk free.

McCready died Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, a vacation community about 65 miles north of Little Rock. She was found dead on the front porch, where her longtime boyfriend, musician David Wilson, died last month of a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities are investigating both deaths as suicides but haven't determined an official cause of death.

McKnight told The Associated Press during a phone interview from Tampa,
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Joey Kovar: Real World Star's Hopes and Demons Before His Mysterious Death

Joey Kovar: Real World Star's Hopes and Demons Before His Mysterious Death
For hours on Aug. 22, Melanie Tomas stood next to Joey Kovar's coffin, refusing to leave his side, until the last of approximately 1,000 mourners finally left the Kosary Funeral Home in Evergreen Park, Ill., at 11 p.m. Even now, more than two weeks after the wake for her off-and-on boyfriend - a reality star from MTV's The Real World: Hollywood in 2008 - Tomas, 24, is struggling to make sense out of his sudden death at age 29. "Joe was in the best mind frame and direction of his life," Tomas, who is the mother of Kovar's 2-year-old daughter Maira, tells People.
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This week's new film events

Sundance London

You won't bump into Robert Redford in a ski-lift queue, but you're at least promised the cream of Us indie cinema in the top festival's first event outside of Utah – plus some music. Redford will be at the opening night gig with T Bone Burnett, and introducing a documentary on that indie-est of subjects, Prince Charles. You also get 14 highlights from Sundance proper, including time-travel romcom Safety Not Guaranteed and college drama Liberal Arts, plus prize-winning documentaries The House I Live In and The Queen Of Versailles.

The O2, SE10, Thu to 29 Apr

Sensoria, Sheffield

Film and music come together in mysterious and moving ways here, in a rare festival that's equal parts both. So you get some "straight" live music (if the experimentalism of Laurie Anderson can be described as such), and a variety of music-related movies, whether it's those with great scores (such as Zbigniew Preisner
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Leif Garrett Walks Out on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited'

Leif Garrett Walks Out on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited'
Leif Garrett's been battling substance abuse problems for years, which is why he took part in Season 4 of 'Celebrity Rehab.' However, he stormed out of the Pasadena Recovey Center, later telling 'The Los Angeles' Times that producers encouraged him to relapse for dramatic purposes.

Last night Bob Forrest and Rachel Uchitel checked up on Garrett as part of 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (Sun., 9Pm Et on VH1) and things did not go too well. Garret told the pair that he'd been taking lots of painkillers following a serious motorcycle accident, and then he admitted dabbling in marijuana and booze.

That's when Bob criticized Garrett's "cavalier and laissez-faire attitude toward alcohol," which did not sit well with the former teen idol. Saying "I really do not appreciate it," Garrett walked out. Again.
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Leif Garrett Walks Out on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (Video)

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Leif Garrett Walks Out on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (Video)
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Leif Garrett's been battling substance abuse problems for years, which is why he took part in Season 4 of 'Celebrity Rehab.' However, he stormed out of the Pasadena Recovey Center, later telling 'The Los Angeles' Times that producers encouraged him to relapse for dramatic purposes.

Last night Bob Forrest and Rachel Uchitel checked up on Garrett as part of 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (Sun., 9Pm Et on VH1) and things did not go too well. Garret told the pair that he'd been taking lots of painkillers following a serious motorcycle accident, and then he admitted dabbling in marijuana and booze.

That's when Bob criticized Garrett's "cavalier and laissez-faire attitude toward alcohol," which did not sit well with the former teen idol. Saying "I really do not appreciate it," Garrett walked out. Again.

 

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'Celebrity Rehab': Bob Discovers Steven Adler Lied About His Sobriety (Video)

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'Celebrity Rehab': Bob Discovers Steven Adler Lied About His Sobriety (Video)
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Sex, drugs and rock and roll is an expression almost as old as rock music. For Steven Adler these things may be too interconnected for him to successfully tour with his band and find sobriety, as we saw on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9Pm Et on VH1).

When Dr. Drew's Head Counselor, Bob Forrest, stopped in to check on Adler, he was disappointed to find the former Guns N' Roses drummer was still smoking marijuana, and apparently on a daily basis.

To emphasis the severity of Adler's addiction, Forrest asked, "Why couldn't you just not smoke pot for a day? That's what I want to point out to you. You knew I was coming here."

 

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Keirda Bahruth Takes Doc Nod at Gold Coast Film Festival

Keirda Bahruth (left) accepts her award from Gold Coast International Film Festival executive director Regina Gil (right) for "Bob and the Monster," over the weekend. The film won the audience award for Best Documentary Feature and is described by the festival as a "compelling portrait of outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, from his life-threatening struggle with addiction to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors ...
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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Cast Revealed

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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Cast Revealed
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When the new season of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' premieres on Sun., June 26 at 9Pm on VH1, expect to see lots of familiar reality TV faces.

Dr. Drew's new patients include tabloid mainstay Michael Lohan, Bai Ling and 'Baywatch' star Jeremy Jackson.

Besides the celebrity patients, Dr. Drew will be joined by returning counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Spraguem, along with depression and bipolar disorder expert Dr. John R. Sharp, M.D. and 'Sober House' house manager Jennifer Gimenez as resident technician.

Meet the rest of the cast below.

 

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Andrew’s Hot Docs 2011 Picks

I have no intro for this piece. You see, the Hot Docs Film Festival, showcasing the best in the world of documentary filmmaking, is bigger than ever this year with over 200 movies being screened of the course of 11 days. I have seen about 60 of them in the past three weeks and reviewed most of them for another site. I understand that the choices are overwhelming this year, but here I am to briefly give all you fine Dork Shelf readers my top five picks of the festival and five other films that are in smaller categories of competition that you shouldn’t overlook.

Top Picks:

Wiebo’s War (Canadian Spectrum) – A stunningly stark portrait of what could make a man turn to terrorism, Weibo’s War follows accused Alberta oil pipeline bomber and Christian evangelical Wiebo Ludwig in his deeply personal fights against what really are injustices that have been committed against his family.
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The IFC SXSW 2011 Film Festival Coverage Archive

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The IFC SXSW 2011 Film Festival Coverage Archive
I think I can safely say IFC covered the crap out of South by Southwest 2011. Stephen Saito and I reviewed over fifteen films and interviewed over forty filmmakers during our ten days in Austin. That's way more films covered than hours either of us slept. Here now is a complete archive of everything we did: reviews, video interviews, and print interviews. At the bottom, you'll also find mine and Stephen's picks for the five best films at this year's SXSW. Enjoy. I know we did.

Reviews

"Attack the Block," directed by Joe Cornish

"The Beaver," directed by Jodie Foster

"Bellflower," directed by Evan Glodell

"Bridesmaids," directed by Paul Feig

"Convento," directed by Jarred Alterman

"The Fp," directed by The Brothers Trost

"The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," directed by Morgan Spurlock

"Insidious," directed by James Wan

"Last Days Here," directed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton

"The Other F Word," directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins

"Paul,
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SXSW 2011 Review: Bob And The Monster

Rating: 3/5

Director: Keirda Bahruth

Writer: Keirda Bahruth

Cast: Bob Forrest, David Adelson, Steven Adler, Eric Avery

It is a tried and true tale – a promising talent gets mixed up in the world of drugs and addiction and their story ends too soon. For Bob Forrest, it seemed like that was exactly how his story would play out as he struggled with major addictions in the wake of a potentially successful music career. Instead, Forrest worked to get not only himself clean, but others as well. Bob And The Monster shows Forrest’s journey from front man of Thelonious Monster to drug counselor, as Forrest takes what could have been a tragic existence and in turn uses his experience and knowledge to help others.

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Bob Forrest and Keirda Bahruth Capture the "Monster"

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In the midst of one of the biggest music festivals in the world, Bob Forrest wanted the music to be shut off. "Look at this fucking thing that's going on," he asks me, gazing back in the direction of Austin's infamous 6th Street. He laughs, "Do you want to be over there in that fucking thing?"

Though Forrest is still an active musician, there was a time when he was right in the middle of the fray. As the frontman of Thelonious Monster, he came up with a group of Los Angeles bands including the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone (also the subject of an excellent documentary at SXSW called "Everyday Sunshine") that ruled the L.A. scene in the early '80s with a sound that found the rhythm in chaos described as "drunk rock" by one critic. And Forrest was drunk, and high for most of it,
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SXSW Blog: “Bob And The Monster” Director Keirda Bahruth, Part Two

Keirda Bahruth, director of Bob and the Monster, has been blogging her SXSW experience. Read part one here. Part two is below.

8:29pm March 14th — 72 hours later. What an amazing ride this has been. Yesterday was our premiere and to say I had pre-screening nerves would be an understatement. Would anyone show up? If they did, would they enjoy the film? If they enjoyed the film, would they stay for the Q & A? If they stayed for the Q & A… you get the picture. Jeff Malmberg, the director of last year’s audience-award winner, Marwencol introduced our film, which was really exciting. I had timidly requested that I not be called up to say hello beforehand so he invited up our Executive Producer, John Battsek, who I adore. John gave a charming introduction and then coerced me to come up and say hello anyway. That’s when I first
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SXSW Blog: “Bob And The Monster” Director Keirda Bahruth, Part One

March 10th 6:55 Am. Right now I am on the plane headed to Austin for the premiere of my film, Bob and The Monster. As legend would have it, the film is in fact, in my purse. I didn’t plan for it to happen this way, I wanted to ship it on time and swore that I would, but that was not to be. So here I sit staring at this big HD-cam that represents the last six years of my life.

I’m very proud of this film and very happy to finally share this story with everyone. Bob Forrest is a special guy, not a saint, not super human, just a very cool, interesting, special guy and it’s an honor to be the one bringing his story to the world. I can’t think of a better place for it to premiere as well. SXSW! Great films and rock and roll.
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