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A Touching and Funny Doc That Goes Beyond Normal Roc Doc Tarritory
Forget Dig! and the Ramones Doc from last year, this is the Rock doc
that you need to see. It is an examination of the New York Doll's Bass
Player Arthur "Killer" Kane, and his transformation from rock-bottom
alcoholic depressive to born-again Mormon. The film then goes into
standard Rock Doc territory showing the history of the band and
interviews from surviving band members and historians and similar
artists and prodigy's.
But it goes beyond that as it examines his new zest for life, and his
longing to reconnect with the remaining members of the dolls to play
and reconcile. Just like it is read by his ex-wife in a passage from
his book of Mormon, if you pray and ask for something in faith the lord
willing will grant it. And shocking enough he gets that miraculous
chance to unite at a festival in London.
Other shocking things occur which lead to a tear-jerking and uplifting
finale. Now this is a rock doc for fans and their families to watch
together. It is almost completely non-offensive (The film-maker I
believe is Mormon) and at the same time educational, heartfelt, and
Lead and held together by fun graphics, and fitting music as well as
interviews from close Mormon friends and rock friends of Kane's you see
a powerful tale of the importance of finding some kind of meaning in
life, whether it be philosophical or spiritual and miracles can happen.
This film could not have been any better, proof once again that fact is
more astonishing and acts as a better narrative then fiction.
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